As India hosts Africa summit, ‘unique partnership’ to strengthen

United Nations: With the India-Africa summit set for later this month in New Delhi, the “unique partnership” will strengthen in coming years, India’s Deputy Permanent Representative Baghwant Singh Bishnoi told the General Assembly Friday.

Speaking at a debate on New Partnership for Africa’s Development, Bishnoi said, “The similarity of our priorities and shared purpose provide Special strength and durability to our partnership.”

“India and Africa have long worked together to develop a common approach and joint endeavor to attain inclusive ecnoomic growth, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development,” he added.

“The multifaceted development partnership,” he said, “represents South-South cooperation in all its dimensions.”

He highlighted some aspects of India-Africa cooperation:

* In the last four years India has provided over 24,000 scholarships to African countries.

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