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Vice President Hamid Ansari embarks on 5-day visit to Nigeria, Mali


Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday left on a five-day visit to Nigeria and Mali, where he will hold bilateral talks with the leadership of the two West African nations besides participating in a number of events. He visit to Nigeria is at the invitation of his counterpart Yemi Osinbajo. From Nigeria, Ansari will go to Mali on September 29, the first ever high-level visit to that country from India.

The vice president is accompanied by his wife Salma Ansari, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal and MPs Bhubaneshwar Kalita, Dilip Kumar Tirkey and Mohammad Salim.

In Abuja, Ansari will hold talks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo, president of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives and deliver an address at the National Defence College of Nigeria. Full Story

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