New Delhi, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu left for five-day tour to Comoros and Sierra Leone on Thursday to strengthen bilateral ties with two African nations. ‘Looking forward to productive delegation level talks & fruitful interactions with heads of states, other dignitaries & Indian Diaspora,’ Mr Naidu said in a series of tweets before embarking on his visit.
The Vice-President said he looked forward to productive delegation level talks and fruitful interactions with heads of states, other dignitaries and Indian diaspora. ‘Hope this visit will strengthen people-to-people contacts and bilateral ties between both the countries,’ he said.
India and Africa have a shared history and are inheritors of a rich cultural legacy, Mr Naidu added. ‘India and Africa are also witnessing rapid economic growth, rising standards of Health and education, increasing gender parity and expanding infrastructure and connectivity,’ he said in another missive.