Indian Minister Jaishankar set for South Africa, Namibia tour

Indian Minister S Jaishankar will pay an official visit to African countries, South Africa and Namibia, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

The statement further informed that the Minister would visit South Africa from June 1 to June 3 to participate in the BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting being held in Capetown. Besides attending the meeting he will also hold a bilateral meeting with his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor.

Jaishankar will call on the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa and is expected to hold bilateral meetings with other BRICS Foreign Ministers, as well as, 'Friends of BRICS' Ministers. He will also have an interaction with the Indian diaspora in Capetown, added the statement.

He will thereafter visit Namibia from June 4 to June 6. During the visit, he will call on the country's top leadership and meet with other Ministers of the Government, the government release informed.

Jaishankar's visit to South Africa and Namibia is expected to strengthen further India's strong bilateral relations with these two countries.


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