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India, Tanzania sign five agreements to boost bilateral ties in Dar-es-Salaam


Dar es Salaam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and his host Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli, right, beat drums at the entrance of State House during an official welcome ceremony for Modi in Dar es Salaam Tanzania Sunday.PTI Photo(PTI7_10_2016_000048B)

Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania): India, Tanzania sign five agreements to boost bilateral ties. India offers USD 92 million line of credit to Tanzania for water supply project in Zanzibar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held delegation-level talks with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli in Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday during which both sides reviewed full spectrum of relations between the two nations.

“Reviewing the full spectrum of #IndiaTanzania relations. President @Magufuli and PM lead delegation level talks,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The Prime Minister’s Office atweeted, “Discussing India-Tanzania relations with President @MagufuliJP during the bilateral meeting and delegation talks.”

Prime Minister Modi prior to the delegation-level talks also held restricted meeting with President Magufuli to bolters bilateral ties between India and Tanzania.

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“Talking with Tanzania. PM @narendramodi and President @MagufuliJP in restricted talks following the welcome,” Swarup tweeted.

Prime Minister Modi was earlier today accorded a ceremonial welcome at the State House kicking-off his first engagement in Tanzania.

He landed at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar-es-Salaam earlier today, as part of his four-nation Africa tour aimed at enhancing ties with the continent, particularly in the economic sphere.

His delegation-level talk will be followed by signing and exchange of agreements at the State Room of the State House and a joint press statement.

His others engagements include meeting the ‘Solar Mamas’, a group of rural women solar engineers from Africa who have been trained under the Government of India-supported programmes followed by interaction with the Indian community.