This is the first time ever that a head of state from India is visiting Equatorial Guinea.
A welcome ceremony was organised in President Kovind's honour and he was accorded a ceremonial reception.
President Kovind is on a three-nation state visit to the African countries of Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia from April 7 to 12.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the President, who will be in Equatorial Guinea from April 7 to 9, will address the country's Parliament on April 8 after meeting his counterpart during the delegation-level talks.
President Obiang will host an official banquet lunch for President Kovind.
The President will also address the Indian community at a reception organised by the Embassy of India. (ANI)