MAPUTO: PM Modi Meets Mozambique President In Gujarat, Defence, Trade Talks In Focus

MAPUTO: PM Modi Meets Mozambique President In Gujarat, Defence, Trade Talks In Focus

MAPUTO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique as the latter arrived in Gandhinagar to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

The encounter, laden with significance, was heightened by President Nyusi’s previous association with the state, having pursued a course at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

PM Modi expressed his delight at the meeting, highlighting the special nature of the meeting due to President Nyusi’s ties with Gujarat.

PM Modi took to X to share the memorable occasion, saying, “Glad to have met President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique in Gujarat. The meeting was made special by the fact that he has an old association with the state, having studied a course at @IIMAhmedabad. Our talks focused on defence, trade, energy, cultural linkages and more.”

The discussions between the two leaders delved into a comprehensive range of subjects, underscoring the depth and breadth of the bilateral relationship. Key focal points included defence collaboration, trade partnerships, energy cooperation, and the rich tapestry of cultural linkages that bind India and Mozambique.

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi arrived in Gujarat on Tuesday morning and was received by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad.

In a post shared on X, Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal stated, “A warm welcome to President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique as he arrives in Ahmedabad for the 10th @VibrantGujarat Summit. CM @Bhupendrapbjp of Gujarat received President Nyusi at the airport.”

PM Modi arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday for a two-day visit to inaugurate the 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 at Gujarat’s Mahatma Mandir.

The theme of the summit, held from January 10 to 12, is ‘Gateway to the Future’ to celebrate “20 Years of Vibrant Gujarat as the Summit of Success”.

Several world leaders, including UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Timor Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta will attend the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

Upon arrival in Gujarat, PM Modi in a post shared on X stated, “Landed in Ahmedabad a short while ago. Over the next two days, will be taking part in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit and related programmes. It is a matter of immense joy that various world leaders will be joining us during this summit. The coming of my brother, Mohamed Bin Zayed, is very special. I have a very close association with the Vibrant Gujarat Summit and I am glad to see how this platform has contributed to Gujarat’s growth and created opportunities for several people.”

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit was started in 2003 under the leadership of Narendra Modi when he was the state chief minister. The tenth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is being held from January 10-12 in Gandhinagar.

There are 34 partner countries and 16 partner organisations for this year’s Summit. Further, the Ministry of Development of the North-Eastern Region will utilise the Vibrant Gujarat platform to showcase investment opportunities in the North-Eastern regions.

The Summit will host various events including seminars and conferences on globally relevant topics such as Industry 4.0, Technology and Innovation, Sustainable Manufacturing, Green Hydrogen, Electric Mobility and Renewable Energy and Transition towards Sustainability.

In the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show, companies will display products made from world-class state-of-the-art technology. E-mobility, startups, MSMEs, Blue Economy, Green Energy & Smart Infrastructure are some of the focus sectors of the Trade Show.

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