Saturday, November 3, 2018

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu reaches Zimbabwe, meets Indian community

HARARE: vice president Venkaiah Naidu said saturday India was keen to strengthen its relations with Republic of Zimbabwe and sharing experience with African countries as he began the second leg of his three-nation Africa visit from here. 

The special Air India flight carrying Naidu landed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International aerodrome Friday night. Naidu arrived here from Republic of Botswana. 

Naidu, the primary high-ranking Indian Government official to go to Republic of Zimbabwe in 21 years, was welcome by vice president Kembo Mohadi, acting Foreign Affairs Minister Cain Mathema and Indian Ambassador to Republic of Zimbabwe Rungsung Masakui. 
Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda had visited the land in 1996. 

From the airport, Naidu proceeded to a reception organized by the native Indian community in Republic of Zimbabwe. 

India is developing fast and would shortly become the biggest economy within the world, Naidu said, adding that the country had launched into reforms, that were painful however bearing fruits. 

Naidu said India was keen to figure with Republic of Zimbabwe and therefore the rest of African countries. 

"India is keen to strengthen relations with Africa. Africa is at the highest priority of India. we have a tendency to also wish to figure with Republic of Zimbabwe. I will be able to hold discussions with the President Mnangagwa for up our bilateral relations ..

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