Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan reiterated India’s commitment to build a more resilient and stronger Africa. He was delivering India’s message at the Summit on Financing African Economies hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron . The Minister highlighted India’s unique development partnership with Africa, characterised by innovation, local needs and transparency.
Presently, there are over 89 projects across 41 countries in Africa that are being implemented with Indian concessional credit. Mr Muraleedharan said numerous digital innovations have emerged from the India-Africa partnership. He added that under the “Vaccine Maitri” initiative, India has supplied 24.7 million doses of Made in India COVID vaccines as grants, and commercial and COVAX supplies to 42 countries in Africa.