India, Mozambique discuss ways to boost security cooperation

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held extensive talks with Interior Minister of Mozambique Jaime Basilio Monteiro and explored ways to further deepen bilateral security cooperation.

Singh is on a three-day visit to Mozambique from July 28 to 30. It is his first overseas trip as defence minister.

After the talks, Singh handed over 44 SUVs to Monteiro for the Mozambican police forces, officials said.

On Monday, Singh met Prime Minister of Mozambique Carlos Agostinho do Rosario and discussed a range of bilateral issues including defence and security cooperation.

He also held delegation-level talks with Defence Minister of Mozambique Atanasio Salvador M’tumuke following which both sides signed two pacts. (AGENCIES)