During his weeklong visit, he held wide range discussions with the President of Botswana, Mr. Mokgweetsi Masisi, the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa and the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika and other leaders in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently set out 10 guiding principles to enhance our engagement with Africa.
The Vice President was received with great warmth and affection in all the three nations.
The President of Botswana broke protocol and flew back from his visit to Mozambique to meet the Vice President when he was leaving for Zimbabwe at the airport. President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa spent more than an hour with Naidu to discuss various issues of mutual interest.
In Malawi, the President hosted luncheon in the honour of the Vice President where the first lady was also present.
The Vice President’s visit was very significant as this was the first high level visit after a significant gap to these three countries.
In fact, in Zimbabwe, it was after 21 years.