Indian PM discusses buying agricultural products in Mozambique

5 July 2016

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, starts Thursday in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a five-day trip to four African countries, reported the Indian media.

After Mozambique, where he will be received by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, Narendra Modi, is due to go to South Africa, where he will meet with President Jacob Zuma, and then travel onward to Tanzania and Kenya.

In Mozambique, the Indian Prime Minister is expected to discuss buying pulses with local authorities and to sign a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of 100 tons at a minimum price guaranteed by the Indian government to domestic farmers.

The Indian government will support a number of Mozambican farmers in terms of logistics, technology and by supplying seeds, after which the pulses will be acquired by Indian government agencies.

Besides agriculture, the Indian Prime Minister’s talks with the Mozambican authorities are expected to focus on oil and gas, maritime security, trade and investment. (macauhub/MZ)