India to discuss piracy problem with Mozambique
New Delhi, June 25(ANI): Mozambique Defence Minister Filipe Jacinto Nyussi will arrive in New Delhi on Monday on a five-day state visit to India.uring his stay, Nyussi will hold talks with Defence Minister A.K. Antony and the Service Chiefs.
Cooperation in training and maritime patrolling are expected to dominate the talks between the two sides.
The issue of piracy off the East Coast of Africa will figure prominently during the talks between the two ministers.
Nyussi will also visit key defence installations including the Western Naval Command in Mumbai, National Defence Academy and Armed Forces Medical College in Pune besides the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi.
He will be accompanied by a five-member high level delegation.
India and Mozambique have enjoyed traditionally close and friendly relations.
Earlier, in March 2006, the two countries had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Defence Cooperation. Subsequently, two meetings of the Joint Defence Working Group were held in 2008 and 2010.
The scope of the MoU covers all the three services, envisaging cooperation in the field of military technical cooperation, logistic support and training.
It also deals with joint activities include maritime patrolling of the Mozambican coast, mutual training in military institutes, supply of defence equipment/services and establishment of partnership and transfer of knowhow and technology for assembling and repair of vehicles, aircraft and ships as well as rehabilitation of military infrastructure. (ANI)
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