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Dal diplomacy: India to boost food security cooperation with Mozambique

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Maputo, July 7: In a significant bid to boost food security, India on Thursday signed a long term agreement for purchase of pulses from Mozambique as the two sides decided to fast-track cooperation in the agricultural sector. "Mozambique's strengths are also the areas of India's need," PM rendra Modi said in a joint press statement with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi following delegation-level talks here. "And what Mozambique requires is available in India," he said. Observing that Nyusi had highlighted agricultural development as his top priority, he said experts from both sides have since held discussions on how to work together to improve agricultural infrastructure and productivity in Mozambique. "Today, we agreed to put this cooperation on the fast track," Modi said. Stating that the both the countries were strengthening their partnership in food security, he said: "India's commitment to buy pulses from Mozambique would help meet India's requirement". IANS

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