Maputo, July 30: Dealing with high proficiency, Defence Minister rajnath Singh held high-level engagements in Mozambique ending up with fruitful results. Holding discussions with Minister of Interior, Jaime Basilio Monteiro, Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh gifted 44 SUVs to the Minister of Interior. The SUVs are expected to boost safety and security of the Mozambican police forces.
During the handing over ceremony, Jaime Basilio Monteiro expressed gratitude towards India’s grant assistance to National Criminal Investigation Agency. The Raksha Mantri called on the Prime Minister of Mozambique Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, wherein he thanked India for timely and valuable assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone IDAI, underlining that India was the first responder in the hour of crisis.
During the Raksha Mantri’s visit, India and Mozambique signed two MoUs on sharing white shipping information and co-operation in the field of Hydrography which will further strengthen defence co-operation between the two countries and result in enhanced security in the Indian Ocean Region.
Mozambique has sought co-operation from India to deal with the growing menace of terrorism and radicalisation. Rajnath Singh assured co-operation and reiterated commitment to work together in this regard. During his meetings with the leaders of Mozambique, Raksha Mantri discussed the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and noted the excellent Government-to-Government ties, strong business exchanges, vibrant development partnership, and long-standing people-to-people links between the two countries.