In a bid to strengthen ties, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Pm of Mozambique

NEW DELHI: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met Mozambique's Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho Do Rosario in Maputo on Monday and discussed ways to enhance defense and security cooperation between the two countries. Singh is on a three-day visit to Mozambique from July 28 to 30. This is his first foreign visit as Defence Minister.

Rajnath Singh also held delegation-level talks with Mozambique's Defence Minister Atanasio Salvador Matumake, after which the two sides signed two agreements. The Defence Ministry said in a statement that two MoUs were also signed during the visit. The agreements are for white shipping information sharing and help in the field of hydrography.

"During his meeting with Mozambique leaders, he discussed bilateral relations in detail and had excellent relations between the two countries at a good level, strong trade exchanges, vibrant development partnerships, and long-standing people-to-people exchanges. Relationships were mentioned. ''

Officials said Mozambique sought India's help to counter the growing menace of terrorism and radicalization and the Defence Minister assured them of all cooperation. In a tweet, Singh said, India is willing to enhance the level of bilateral defense cooperation with Mozambique and enhance cooperation in the maritime sector.

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