Foreign Minister Meets African Envoys, Discusses Issues Including Covid

"Glad to host a lunch-discussion with High Commissioners/Ambassadors of Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Botswana, Burundi, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia," Me Jaishankar wrote in a tweet.

Foreign Minister Meets African Envoys, Discusses Issues Including Covid

"Assured them of India's interest in an early IAFS Summit," S Jaishankar said. (File)

New Delhi:

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Tuesday held talks with envoys of African countries, including Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Botswana, Burundi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

"Glad to host a lunch-discussion with High Commissioners/Ambassadors of Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Botswana, Burundi, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia," Me Jaishankar wrote in a tweet.

India's current priorities and challenges were discussed in the meeting, in which the Indian side assured the African side of interest in the India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS), which is the official platform for Indian-African relations.

"Our conversation covered COVID recovery, vaccines, air travel, and digital experiences. Also spoke about India's current priorities & challenges. Assured them of India's interest in an early IAFS Summit," Mr Jaishankar wrote in a subsequent tweet.