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Narendra Modi leaves for Kenya after concluding Tanzania visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for Kenya on the final leg of his four-nation Africa tour aimed at enhancing ties with the continent after wrapping up his visit in Tanzania’s Dar-es-Salaam.

“So long Tanzania! A brief but fruitful visit ends as PM @narendramodi enplanes for Nairobi, the last leg of his tour,” External Affairs Spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Mr. Modi, who arrived in Tanzania on Saturday night, held talks with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli on a wide range of issues.

During the visit, he extended India’s full support to Tanzania to meet its development needs and signed five agreements, including one for providing a Line of Credit of $92 million in the water resources sector.

He also met ‘Solar Mamas’, a group of rural women solar engineers from Africa who have been trained under Government of India-supported programmes to fabricate, install, use, repair and maintain solar lanterns and household solar lighting systems in their villages.

Mr. Modi is on five-day four-nation tour. He also visited Mozambique and South Africa before arriving in Tanzania.

The focus of the African tour is on deepening cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food.

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