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PM Modi calls on Deputy President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa

Updated: Jul 08, 2016 18:46 IST

Pretoria (South Africa), July 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a four nation Africa trip, began his post-lunch engagements in Pretoria today by calling on Deputy President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa.

The meeting, at Hotel Shereton in Pretoria, was held after Prime Minister Modi attended an official lunch hosted by South African President Jacob Zuma at the Presidential Guest House.

"Afternoon engagements begin with a call on by Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

India and South Africa today inked three Memoranda of Understanding and one Programme of Cooperation to take their "partnership in progress" one more step forward.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a ceremonial welcome at the Union Building of Pretoria, which was followed by one-on-one private conversation with President Jacob Zuma and delegation-level talks.

In the evening, he will visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation, participate in the India-South Africa Business Meet and address an Indian community programme.

Prime Minister Modi arrived here on Thursday evening on the second leg of his four-nation five-day tour to the African continent with an aim to enhance mutual cooperation and understanding on major issues of common interest. (ANI)