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India, South Africa ink 3-year exchange programme to cooperate in key areas

It was the fourth meeting between PM Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa within a year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Cyril Ramaphosa
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets South African President Cyril Ramaphosa prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi | Photo: PTI

India and South Africa on Friday sealed three-year strategic programme to further boost cooperation in a number of key areas after talks between Prime Minister and

In his media statement, Modi said both sides discussed all aspects of the bilateral ties with an aim to further expand cooperation in diverse areas.

Ramaphosa said his country was looking at a "result-oriented" partnership with India through the implementation of the three-year strategic exchange programme.

Cyril Ramaphosa
President Ram Nath Kovind greets his South African counterpart and his wife Tshepo Motsepe as First Lady Savita Kovind and Prime Minister look on, during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bahavan in New Delhi | PTI

The strategic programme will a programme will cover cooperation in a range of areas including defence and security, trade and investment, the blue economy, tourism, IT and agriculture.

Ramaphosa, who arrived here this morning, will be the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade on Saturday.

It was the fourth meeting between Modi and Ramaphosa within a year.

First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 14:06 IST