DURBAN: Inaugural India-European Union Consultations on Africa

DURBAN: Inaugural India-European Union Consultations on Africa

DURBAN: Following discussions during the India-EU Leaders’ Summit held on May 8, 2021, both sides held the inaugural India-EU Consultations on Africa on March 7, 2022 in virtual mode.

The Consultations were co-chaired by Shri. Puneet R. Kundal, Joint Secretary (East & Southern Africa), Ministry of External Affairs from the Indian side and Mr. Bernard Quintin, Deputy Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service from the EU side.

Within the framework of India-EU strategic partnership, the two sides held wide-ranging discussions on subjects of bilateral, regional and global interest in relation to Africa and Western Indian Ocean including the SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) vision of India and the EU’s Coordinated Maritime Presence and the Indo-Pacific.

 Recalling their wide-ranging partnership with Africa, both sides discussed areas of mutual interest and explored opportunities for further collaboration and consultation. Both sides agreed to further strengthen their cooperation in the region and to continue the discussions periodically.

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