The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu embarked on his first Africa visit from 31st October to November 6, here 31 October 2018. In his week long visit, he will visit Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi where he is scheduled to interact with heads of state of the three nations, business fora and address Indian Community.
The visit underlines the high priority, the government of India accords to Africa and is line with India’s efforts to have a sustained and regular engagement. The Vice President is accompanied by a high level Parliamentary delegation comprising of the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, and four Members of Parliament.
The Vice President will reach Botswana’s capital Gaboron on 31st October evening to attend the Official opening of the 13th Annual Global Expo where 25 Indian companies are participating for the first time showcasing India’s economic and Industrial proves.
On November 1, Shri Naidu will interact with the Vice President of Botswana, Mr. Slumber Tsogwane to hold Delegation Level Talks. He will also meet the Speaker of the National Assembly of Botswana, Mr. Gladys Kokorwe in the evening before addressing the Indian Community at Baisago Convention Centre, Baisago University.