Asmara, 18 September 2015- President Isaias Afwerki today received a letter from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi inviting him to participate at the India-Africa Summit scheduled to take place from 26 to 30 October next month.
The formal letter of invitation was delivered to President Isaias today by Dr. V.K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs. Minister Singh underlined that India was earnestly working to cultivate ties of cooperation and partnership with Africa. This was predicated in a proper appraisal of its potential on the one hand, and, the prospects and opportunities that Africa offers on the other.
President Isaias Afwerki noted that Eritrea endorses the cultivation of warm India-Africa ties that are hinged on symmetric relationships and mutual respect. Within this framework, Eritrea is keen in fostering partnership with India in the sectors of human resources development, transport and communication services, as well as, agriculture and food processing.
In the press statement to ERINA News, Dr. Singh emphasized that India is prepared to cooperate with Eritrea in various sectors. The Minister underlined that sustainable progress cannot be guaranteed without nurturing extensive web of ties of cooperation with partners. In this regard, the Summit is expected to create a vital platform for African countries to chart out plans of action that promote their development agendas.