The Joint Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs, Dr Neena Malhotra, on Friday said that President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Ethiopia on October 4. She informed that this will be first overseas visit of President.
Malhotra said that it will be first visit to Ethiopia by an Indian President in 54 years.
"This is the first overseas visit of President after assuming charge, first visit by an Indian Pres to Ethiopia after almost 45 years," said Malhotra.
Malhotra said that Ethiopia is the largest recipient of concession by India. She added that India has given $ 1 billlion concession to Ethiopia in 3 sugar projects.
"President would be visiting from October 4th-6th, 2017; there is a business event and an interaction with Indian community," said Joint Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs.