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Indian PM to embark on 5-day tour of 4 African countries

NEW DELHI, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-day tour of four African nations Thursday, sources said Sunday.

"Modi will begin his African tour on July 7. He will visit Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, a tour aimed at bolstering and reinvigorating India's ties with Africa," the sources said.

The Indian prime minister's first stop is Mozambique, where he will have bilateral talks with the country's President Nyusi, the sources said.

"From Mozambique, he will fly to South Africa. During his two-day stay there, Modi will hold talks with President Jacob Zuma and other senior leaders," the sources said.

Modi's nest destination is Tanzania, where on July 10, he will have meetings with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli on a range of areas to enhance mutual cooperation, they said.

He will go to Kenya on the final leg of his tour, where he will hold bilateral discussions with President Kenyatta, before wrapping up his African visit.

India's current trade with Africa stands at 75 billion U.S. dollars and it has implemented 140 projects in 41 African countries.

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