PM Modi arrives in Tanzania on the third leg of Africa tour

  • PTI, Dar-es-Salaam
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2016 09:06 IST
PM Modi was received at the Dar-es-Salaam airport by Tanzanian PM Kassim Majaliwa. (PMO Twitter handle)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tanzania early on Sunday morning 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 is aimed at giving an impetus to ties with Tanzania, a valued friend in Africa, Modi had said.

He will also meet ‘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 in Tanzania. His next and last stop on the tour is Kenya.

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