India Gives 30 SUVs To Mozambique, Delivering $4.5 Million Grant

India Gives 30 SUVs To Mozambique, Delivering $4.5 Million Grant

PM Narendra Modi started his five-day trip to Africa with a visit to Mozambique.

Highlights

  • The SUVs are part of a grant to support the institutions of Mozambique
  • Earlier, PM Modi handed over 4 buses to an innovation centre
  • PM Modi began his four-nation Africa tour from Mozambique
Maputo, Mozambique: Coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, India today handed over 30 Mahindra SUVs to Mozambique, completing the delivery of $4.5 million grant assistance as part of supporting the institutions of this African country.

"With handing over of 30 Mahindra SUVs, India completes delivery on $ 4.5 million grant assistance to Ministry of Interior," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Mr Swarup posted on Twitter the photographs of the handing over ceremony.A little earlier, the Prime Minister handed over four buses to Centre for Innovation and Technological Development (CIDT) as donation from India.Later, PM Modi addressed the Indian community in Mozambique and hailed Africa as a place which helped shape the identity of Indian diaspora throughout the world.

"Africa is such a land from where Indians got an international identity. Africa is such a land which shaped the identity of Indians in the world," he said in his brief speech before winding up his day-long visit to Mozambique to move to South Africa in the second leg of his four-nation tour.

Noting that many of those present could be even fourth generation Indians, he appreciated the fact that they had preserved the culture and identity of India even while assimilating with the local societies.