Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu returns from 2-nation Africa tour

PTI

Vice President addressed the Indian diaspora in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone (Twitter image)

Vice President addressed the Indian diaspora in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone (Twitter image)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu arrived in New Delhi this morning from Sierra Leone after concluding his two-nation Africa tour on Monday.

India and Sierra Leone signed six agreements to enhance cooperation in various fields, including agriculture and information technology.

During his visit the Vice president had a productive meet with Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

Both nations also agreed to push for UNSC reforms. Vice President Naidu also announced opening of an Indian High Commission in Sierra Leone.

Earlier, the Vice President visited Comoros on the first leg of his visit.

The two sides signed six agreements on defence cooperation, health, pharma and maritime security. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu held delegation-level talks with the President of Comoros Mr Azali Assoumani at the Presidential Palace in Moroni.

Vice President called for a collective fight against terrorism during his visit. He also addressed the Indian diaspora in both countries.

(PTI)