Press Release about the State Visit of the Mozambican President to India

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State Visit
President of Mozambique
4-8 August 2015
Press Release
H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Isaura Nyusi, will pay a State Visit to India from 4-8 August 2015. The President will also be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including the Mozambican Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Minerals & Energy, Agriculture and Transportation & Communications, senior officials as well as a senior business delegation.
During the forthcoming visit, President Nyusi will call on Hon'ble President of India and meet Hon'ble Vice-President of India. He will hold bilateral talks with Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Hon'ble President will also host a banquet in honour of the visiting guests. President Nyusi and Mrs Nyusi will also visit Ahmedabad for a day during their visit. President Nyusi is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, where he completed a short duration course in 2003. The President of Mozambique has earlier visited India in 2011 in his capacity as the Defence Minister of Mozambique.
India and Mozambique have traditionally enjoyed close and friendly relations anchored in shared political values of the struggle against colonialism, mutually beneficial cultural and commercial exchanges and extensive people to people contacts going back hundreds of years. India is a large trading and investment partner of Mozambique, with bilateral trade in 2014-15 reaching almost US$ 2.4 billion. Indian investments in Mozambique are presently valued at over US$ 7 billion primarily in the hydrocarbon and coal sectors. India is also an important destination for Mozambicans for higher education and high quality health care facilities.
There are more than 20,000 Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) living and working in Mozambique. In addition there are approximately 1500 to 2000 Indian expatriates working in Mozambique with different Indian public and private sector enterprises.
New Delhi
31 July 2015

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