Vice President Ansari leaves for S. Africa to attend Zuma’s inauguration

May 8th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari today left for South Africa where he will represent India at the inauguration ceremony of new South African President Jacob Zuma on May 9. Ansari, who is on a three-day visit to South Africa, will attend the inauguration of Zuma, whose African National Congress (ANC) swept the general elections in the country held on April 22.

During the visit, Ansari is expected to meet some world leaders who would also assemble in Pretoria to attend the inauguration of Zuma.

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said, “The visit underlines the historic bond between the two countries and India’s determination to add depth to the relations.”

The Vice President is being accompanied by his wife Salma Ansari and Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs Nalin Surie and some other high-level officials during the visit. (ANI)

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