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Modi meets Mozambique National Assembly Speaker 

Maputo, July 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the National Assembly of Mozambique and met its Speaker Veronica Macamo.

“Deepening the democratic connect. PM @narendramodi meets President of Mozambique National Assembly Veronica Macamo,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with photographs of the two leaders..

India and Mozambique on Thursday signed three agreements, including one on purchase of pulses, following delegation level talks led by Modi and Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi.

Nyusi also hosted a banquet in honour of the visiting Indian Prime Minister.

Earlier on Thursday, Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome after his arrival in Maputo on the first leg of his four-nation Africa tour.

Later in the day, he is scheduled to interact with students at the Science and Technology Park at Maluana, near here, and with members of the Indian community before leaving for South Africa in the evening.

This is Modi’s first official visit to mainland Africa and is also the first prime ministerial visit from India to Mozambique in 34 years since the visit of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1982.

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