India and South Africa inked three-year strategic exchange programme for boosting two nations co-operation in number of key sectors.
After discussing their interest in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyrill Ramaphosa, the two nations sealed the programmes.
Ramaphosa will be the chief guest of Republic Day programme on Saturday. He arrived in New Delhi on Friday morning.
It was the fourth meeting between two BRICs nation country within a year.
Before the meeting Modi and Ramaphosa met in a small recess of BRICs conclave. After two sides meeting, Indian Prime Minister in a media statement said that we both discussed about all aspects of bilateral ties with the aim of further expanding cooperation in various sector. His counterpart from South Africa asserted that we are looking for result oriented partnership with India through the implementation of the three year strategic programme.
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The strategic cooperation will cover various sectors like defence, security, trade and investment, the blue economy, tourism, agriculture and IT.