PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with Heads of State of African countries

New Delhi, Oct. 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a series of bilateral meetings with visiting African leaders on Wednesday.

The meetings took place a day before the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS).

He held talks with President of Benin Dr Boni Yayi, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, President of Ghana John Mahama, Swaziland King Mswati III and Presidents of Uganda, Guinea, Djibouti and Prime Minister of Lesotho.

His meetings are also scheduled with Presidents of South Africa, Niger, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Vice President of Botswana and Prime Ministers of Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe later in the day.

Prime Minister will also hold talks with Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the chairperson of African Union Commission.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had yesterday held a host of bilateral meetings with her counterparts from Africa where she pitched for permanent seat to India in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). (ANI)