Maputo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Maputo, Mozambique's capital.
After Mozambique, the five-day tour of Africa will also take the PM to South Africa, Tanzania, and Kenya.
This is the first prime ministerial visit from India to the southeast African nation in 36 years since the visit of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1982.
Prime Minister Modi will hold a "restricted meeting" with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi.
This will be followed by delegation-level talks, a signing of agreements and an issue of a joint statement.
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Thereafter, the PM will attend a state banquet hosted by President Nyusi in the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Office.
At about 2.10 pm, the Prime Minister will visit the National Assembly, where he will receive a ceremonial welcome and will be introduced to the members, followed by a meeting with President of the National Assembly Veronica Macamo and signing of visitor`s book.
Prime Minister Modi will also visit the Maluana Science and Technology Park and the Centre for Innovation and Technological Development (CITD), where he will interact with students.Before departing for South African capital city of Pretoria at 6.20 pm, the Prime Minister will interact with Indian Diaspora.
His engagements in South Africa will span across Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Pietermaritzburg on Friday and Saturday.
Following this, he will leave for Dodoma, Tanzania's capital, from Durban on Saturday evening.
After completing his engagements in Dodoma, Modi will leave for Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday evening.
(With Agency inputs)