Indian PM in Kenya on last leg of 4-nation African tour

"The local business community will therefore have great expectations of Prime Minister Modi's visit - the community's larger interest will be to secure more attractive provisions to export their products to the sub-continent and ensure their imports from India are competitively priced", the paper said.

"We've just now signed an agreement for $92 million line of credit for water supply system in Zanzibar". Modi invited the Tanzanian president to visit India which was accepted. He had visited Mauritius and Seychelles--two island-nations in the Indian Ocean in March past year. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with s religious leader after laying a wreath at the mausoleum of Kenyan founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Monday, July 11, 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya.

"That's why I am encouraging our colleagues from India to come and invest in Tanzania for the benefit of our people", the Tanzanian leader said, citing livestock as an area that needs more investors for the country to produce more dairy products and meat to meet local and regional markets. "Our two-way annual trade stands at around $3 billion, Indian investments in Tanzania already total around $3 billion and Indian businesses in Tanzania continue to grow and expand", he said. "We agreed that our common desire of economic prosperity for our societies is creating new opportunities for expanding our cooperation", he said.

The event was reminiscent of others, such as the one at Madison Square Garden in NY, with a wide variety of performances showcasing Indian culture. PM Modi, who is well aware of these facts, promised President Nyusi that India would help enhance ability of Mozambican forces, saying: "We will work together to support the Mozambican defence forces".

Earlier, the Prime minister was accorded a ceremonial welcome when he arrived at the State House in Dar-es-Salaam.

Tanzania and India also agreed to boost cooperation in health, education, industry and information and communications technology.

Later on Saturday, the Prime Minister will leave for Tanzania on the third leg of his four-nation African tour. It plays a significant role in Kenya's economy, and continues to strengthen trade and cultural relations between our two countries.

The Prime Minister said during the two years of his government, India has seen good governance and implementation of announcements, unlike the past when decisions were taken without anybody bothering as to what happened to them.

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