India and Africa have a shared history of being ruled in the past. Hence, both the countries have a sense of sympathy and brotherhood for each other. In light of this shared past, Prime Minister Narender Modi said that both the nations should strive hard to improve economic and political relations and enjoy and take pride in their rich cultural tradition.
Remarks he made in an interaction with African journalists at the editors forum, for the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS), were crucial as eyes from different countries were glued at both the nations during the summit. Modi’s initiative to invite all 54 countries of Africa for the forthcoming India-Africa summit was a move towards global interest that India harnesses. He said, “partnership with all” will stronger the bonds of mutual relations. Modi’s thoughts were a booster at the interactive session with the African journalist of the third India-Africa forum summit (IAFS).
This summit had taken a leap in terms of participation as all the 54 countries of Africa had been invited and all of them were participating.
“Till now as per the information that we have received, 40 countries will be represented at the head of state, head of government level, and the rest are being represented by senior ministers,” he said, adding the summit has been a center for many political thinkers and future propagandist.
“I think it is this partnership and this equality that is being given to all the countries. This is an initiative on our part and I think this is what makes this summit different from the two earlier versions,” added Modi.
The great nations of Africa and India constitute one-third of the population in the whole world. They have the manpower and culture that can help in the progressive pursuit to achieve their goals. It is this partnership which will bring a freshness in the scheme of future developments. This new freshness will not just benefit Africa but also India in the coming years.