New Delhi: President of India, H.E. Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, was paid a State Visit to Benin, The Gambia and Guinea from 28 July to 3 August, 2019. This visit was the first ever visit of HOS/HOG of India to all the three countries. The President of India was accompanied by Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises/ Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Member of Parliament Shri. Dilip Ghosh.
President was arrived in Cotonou, Benin in the afternoon of 28 July. President was hold talks with President of Benin Mr. Patrice Talon in Cotonou on 29 July. Later, President was travelled to Porto Novo, the seat of Beninese Parliament. In a special honour extended to India by Benin, President was addressed the National Assembly in Porto Novo. President of Benin was hosted a Banquet in the honor of our President on 29 July. President meets members of the Indian Community at a reception hosted in his honor in Cotonou on 30 July before departing for The Gambia.
President’s visit to Benin, The Gambia and Guinea, will be his fourth visit to the African Continent. The visit of the President will further deepen our relations with the African nations.