Rajnath Singh to visit Mozambique from July 28-30 to further strengthen defence relations

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Mozambique in Africa from July 28-30. “He will have talks with the President, Defence Minister, Foreign Minister and Interior Minister of Mozambique during the visit,” the statement said.

“During the visit of the Defence Minister, three MoUs/Agreements in the fields of exclusive economic zone surveillance, sharing of white shipping information and hydrography would be signed to further strengthen and expand bilateral defence cooperation. There will also be handing over ceremony from India to Mozambique of two fast interceptor boats and 44 SUVs,” it added.

Rajnath Singh will be accompanied by Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and other senior officials of the Ministry of Defence and External Affairs.

“It may be recalled that bilateral relations between India and Mozambique are seeing further improvement, following the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to this African country in July 2016,” it said.