A 30-member business delegation from India will accompany MoS Muraleedharan
With India looking to strengthen its engagement with African nations, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan will pay official visits to the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Kenya from November 20-22, 2023. 
A 30-member business delegation from India will accompany MoS Muraleedharan, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said as it announced the visit on Sunday (November 19, 2023).
He will first visit Zanzibar where he is expected to call on President Hussein Ali Mwinyi and also hold discussions with other Ministers. He will also visit the Campus of IIT Madras that has been set up in Zanzibar, the MEA said.

Thereafter, he will travel to Dar-es-Salaam for bilateral discussions with the leadership of Tanzania. He will also chair a business meeting along with his Tanzanian counterpart that will bring together the Indian business delegation with their Tanzanian counterparts with the objective of increasing bilateral trade and investment flows between the two countries. 

While in Dar-es-Salaam, MoS Muralidharan will also interact with the Indian community.

He will thereafter visit Kenya from November 22-23, 2023. During the visit, MoS Muraleedharan will call on the top leadership of the country and also co-chair an India-Kenya Business Meet being organised in association with the Government of Kenya. He is also expected to meet several Ministers and other functionaries of the Government of Kenya, the MEA said.

Additionally, MoS Muraleedharan will pay a visit to the University of Nairobi and also interact with the Indian diaspora based in Kenya. He will also inaugurate an exhibition on the role of the Indian Soldiers in East Africa during World War I. 

"MoS’s visit to Tanzania and Kenya is expected to further strengthen India’s strong bilateral relations with these countries," the MEA said.