The seven-day visit will be the first high-level tour of any Indian President to the three West African countries. Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises/Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, and Member of Parliament, Dilip Ghosh, will accompany the President.
On the 1st leg of his weeklong visit, the President will arrive in Cotonou, Benin where he will hold talks with his counterpart. The President will also address the National Assembly. During the visit to The Gambia, the President will hold delegation level talks with President Adama Barrow in the capital, Banjul.
As a special gesture, the National Assembly, which is currently in recess, will hold a special session for the address of President Kovind on the same day. On the last leg of his visit, the President will visit Guinea where he will hold delegation level talks with his counterpart.