1. The Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegation representing the continent of Africa, the African Union (AU) and its Institutions, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, met in New Delhi, India on 29 October 2015 for the Third India-Africa Forum Summit;
2. Reviewing the strategic partnership and the implementation of the Framework of Enhanced Cooperation adopted at the Second Africa-India Forum Summit held in Addis Ababa in May 2011 and the associated Plan of Action agreed upon thereafter;
3. Noting the synergies of their shared core priorities of working together towards an inclusive economic growth to eradicate poverty and allocate adequate resources Read More
1. We, the Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegation representing the continent of Africa, the African Union (AU) and its Institutions, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, met in New Delhi, India on 29 October 2015 for the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, under the theme: ‘Partners in Progress: Towards a Dynamic and Transformative Development Agenda’;
2. We recall the Declarations adopted during our First Summit in New Delhi (8-9 April 2008) and our Second Summit held in Addis Ababa (24-25 May 2011) and the Framework of Enhanced Cooperation and the associated plan agreed upon thereafter as providing a concrete foundation for the consolidation Read More
As India held its biggest Africa summit with heads of 54 African countries, Chinese analysts played down the reports of competition between two Asian giants to gain influence saying that the two nations played different roles for the development of the African continent.
State-run Global Times which featured news of the India- Africa summit on its front page quoted Chinese analysts as saying that the closer ties between India and Africa will contribute to South-South cooperation and dismissed media reports that New Delhi is trying to challenge Beijing’s dominance in Africa as groundless.
Fu Xiaoqiang, a research fellow with the China Institutes of Contemporary Read More
India and Africa on Thursday sought a decisive push for reform of United Nations Security Council and called on all countries to ensure that their territories were not used for cross-border terrorist activities.
In the Delhi Declaration 2015 adopted in the concluding session of the third India-Africa Forum Summit here, India and all 54 African countries demanded urgent collective action to put in place a more representative global governance architecture.
India noted the common African position and the aspirations of the African countries to “get their rightful place” in an expanded UN Security Council as new permanent members with full rights, while Africa took note of India’s position and Read More
Iran has finalized buying 2.8 percent of the shares of Asian Infrastructures Investment Bank (AIIB), the Mehr News Agency quoted Mohammad Khazaei, Iran’s deputy economy minister for development affairs, as saying on Tuesday.
According to the official, the bank share purchase tactic aims to beef up Iran’s influence over some regional organizations.
AIIB is a multinational bank recently founded by China, whose stocks are held by a number of countries.
With an initial membership of 27 countries, AIIB was founded in October 2014 in Beijing. It is a multidimensional development body with a main focus on infrastructures. Countries such as France, Germany, Indonesia, Spain, and Vietnam, Read More
Your Majesties, Chairperson of the African Union, His Excellency Robert Mugabe, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Madam Dlamini-Zuma, Excellencies,
The fabric of this world is richer because of the 54 sovereign flags of Africa. Today, their brilliant colours have made Delhi the most special place in the world.
To the 41 Heads of State and Government and the other eminent leaders; to the hundreds of senior officials, business leaders and journalists from Africa, I say this: we are deeply, deeply honoured by your presence today.
To our visitors from the land where history began, humanity grew and new hope rises;
From the deserts of the north, where Read More
Much of India’s development priorities and Africa’s vision for its future are aligned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today at the third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi on Thursday, announcing a slew of measures to support the continent.
“India is honoured to be a development partner for Africa. It is a partnership beyond strategic concerns and economic benefits. It is formed from the emotional bonds we share and the solidarity we feel for each other,” he said.
He added that Africa and India are the two bright spots of hope and opportunities in the global economy, which is witnessing a downturn.
“We will open our doors more; we will Read More
New Delhi — The absence of Western Sahara at the III India – Africa Summit is motivating concern among some participants in the event taking place in New Delhi, changing the apparent size of economic cooperation, also giving space to political content.
Interviewed today by the Angolan press, in the Indian capital, the Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti said that such policy is “relatively large” and is a topic on which Africa will need to review it positions, as the issue of the Sahara has already divided the continent for some time.
The Cabinet minister explained that the Sahara (only missing African member in New Delhi) is a member of the African Read More
MOROCCO (Rabat): Joint venture in fertiliser sector operational since 1999; Tata builds bus bodies in Casablanca. In 2014, exports $ 500.5 mn; imports $ 855.8 mn
ALGERIA (Algiers): Trade grew from $ 55 mn in 2001 to $ 3.33 bn in 2011; fell to $ 1.82 bn in 2014 due to fall in crude prices. Exports: auto spares, machinery; imports: oil and its products
MALI (Bamako): LoCs worth over $ 300 million. Among the world’s poorest, wracked by Tuareg rebellion and jihadi activities
NIGERIA (Abuja): Each other’s largest trading partners in Africa. Over 100 Indian owned/operated companies
NIGER (Niamey): In 2014-15, exports $ 78.22 mn; imports $ 0.55 mn
TUNISIA (Tunis): In 2014, exports $ 283.92 mn; imports $ 148.45 Read More
Bashir’s visit is his first to the south-eastern nation since his indictment by ICC in 2009.
More than 50 African head of states are expected to take part in the convention scheduled for late October which is aimed at strengthening economic relations between the Indian sub-continent and African countries.
Last Month, Bashir received an official invitation from the Indian government to attend the meeting.
Bashir’s accompanying delegation to the summit includes the acting minister for presidential affairs besides the foreign and finance ministers.
The Sudanese president is expected to hold talks with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the summit to discuss the future of the bilateral relations between Read More