India-Africa Forum Summit: PM meets African leaders
PM seeks stronger trade, economic and cultural ties with Africa
Leaders of African nations in Delhi for IAFS

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.












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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.