Dar-es-Salaam | Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Tanzania as part of his four-nation Africa tour aimed at enhancing ties with the continent, particularly in the economic sphere.
From Durban to Dar-es-Salaam! Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives late night in Tanzania on the third leg of his African sojourn, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted on Modi’s arrival in Dar es Salaam. Modi was received at the airport by Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa and Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Membe, Swarup said. In Tanzania, Modi will hold talks with President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli on a range of issues.
The visit will be aimed at giving an impetus to ties with Tanzania, a valued friend in Africa, Modi had said. He will also be meeting ‘Solar Mamas’, a group of rural women solar engineers from Africa who have been trained under Government of India-supported programmes to fabricate, install, use, repair and maintain solar lanterns and household solar lighting systems in their villages.
Modi is on five-day four-nation tour. He visited Mozambique and South Africa before arriving here. He will also visit Kenya. The focus of the African tour is on deepening cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food.