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

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Raksha Mantri Shri 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.

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

Raksha Mantri will be accompanied by Defence Secretary Shri 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 Shri Narendra Modi to this African country in July 2016.