On Wednesday 28th October 2015 the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held extensive deliberations with leaders of the African nations, who have come to India for the India-Africa Forum Summit. The leaders will discuss a roadmap to depend the ties between India and Africa in areas like trade, economy, culture, people-to-people contact etc. The IAFS 2015 is being held at an unprecedented scale and is among the largest Summits of African nations outside Africa. It illustrates the priority PM Shri Narendra Modi attaches to strong ties with Africa.
The Prime Minister met Mr. Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, and Chairman of African Union. They discussed issues of common interest, including UN Reform and the threat of terrorism.
The Prime Minister spoke of the close bilateral ties between India and Zimbabwe. President Mugabe is the co-chair for the India Africa Forum Summit, and the two leaders reviewed the preparations for the Summit.
The Prime Minister met President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana. Warm ties between the two countries and growing bilateral trade came up for discussion. Areas of cooperation including agriculture, IT, skill development, cyber security and maritime security figured in the talks.
The Prime Minister met the King of Swaziland H.E. Mswati III. The King spoke of his vision for his country's development, including areas such as infrastructure, renewable energy and skill development. The Prime Minister complimented the Swaziland King on his leadership and vision, and offered assistance in its development.
The Prime Minister met Dr. Boni Yayi, President of Benin. The growing economic relationship between the two countries, and areas of cooperation such as agricultural mechanization, power generation, water supply and transportation came up for discussion.
The Prime Minister met Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria. Oil exploration, defence cooperation, and UN reform were among the areas were discussed at the meeting.
During the meeting between Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, and the Prime Minister, areas of cooperation including healthcare, infrastructure and mutual trade and economic relations came up for discussion. The historical ties between the two countries and the large Indian diaspora in Kenya were mentioned. Terrorism and UN reform also came up for discussion.
The Prime Minister met President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Both leaders recalled the historical ties between the two countries. Issues of terrorism, reform of the United Nations Security Council, and reform of institutions of global governance, came up for discussion.
The Prime Minister met the President of Uganda, Mr. Yoheri Museveni. The two leaders discussed ways to enhance prosperity and mutual understanding between the two countries.
Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria meets PM. They discussed stronger ties, in trade, economy & culture. pic.twitter.com/zNIPbG8Xog— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 28, 2015
Today I departed for New Delhi, India where I will join fellow Heads of State for the third India-Africa summit. pic.twitter.com/oyqVFRFXt5— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) October 27, 2015
I have arrived in New Delhi for my maiden visit to India. pic.twitter.com/aUf61aEnKG— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) October 27, 2015
I will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister @narendramodi aimed at bolstering bilateral relations between Kenya and India.— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) October 27, 2015
President Ismail Omar Guelleh & PM had a great meeting. They discussed ways to enhance India-Djibouti ties. pic.twitter.com/52nQVh8Vka— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 28, 2015
President Jacob Zuma has arrived in New Delhi to participate in the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit, 29 - 30 October. https://t.co/iLE1byxMwO— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 28, 2015
President Jacob Zuma arriving in New Delhi to participate in 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit taking place 29-30 Oct. pic.twitter.com/lsMgMD59mw— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 28, 2015