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PRESIDENT OF INDIA CONCLUDES VISIT TO EQUATORIAL GUINEA WITH COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPMENTAL PARTNERSHIP; TO BECOME FIRST INDIAN PRESIDENT TO TRAVEL TO SWAZILAND ON SECOND LEG OF HIS AFRICA VISIT

Rashtrapati Bhavan : 09.04.2018

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, today (April 9, 2018) concluded his visit to Equatorial Guinea and left for Swaziland for the second leg of his visit to three African nations –Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia. The visit, the first by a President of India to Equatorial Guinea, saw the signing of three MoUs yesterday –in the fields of AYUSH and traditional medicine; medicinal plants; and an action plan for Information and Communication Technology.

The President also issued a media statement before his departure.In his statement, the President said that it was an honour for him to pay the first ever state visit from India to Equatorial Guinea. In his discussions with the President of Equatorial Guinea, they reviewed the spectrum of bilateral relations and discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest. Both sides agreed that they should expand the India-Equatorial Guinea partnership to accelerate growth and development for the people of the two countries.

Later in the day, the President will reach Swaziland in what is also the first-ever visit to that country by a President of India.

This release issued at 1400 hrs.

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