He was interacting with the Vice Presidents of Zimbabwe, Gen. (Rtd.) Dr. Constantino Chiwenga, (Uganda) Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, and Malawi, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima as well as the Secretary General for Burundi, Major General Ndayishimiye Evariste at a luncheon hosted at the Hyderabad House, here.
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other dignitaries were present. The Vice President expressed happiness at the growing friendship and bilateral ties between India and various African countries, an official release here said.
He offered traditional ‘angavastrams’ to the visiting dignitaries and explained about India’s rich cultural heritage in which guests are treated like ‘gods’ – Atithi Devo Bhava. The visiting dignitaries thanked the Vice President for the warmth and hospitality and they invited him to visit