MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan attends Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa
Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan attended the 8th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa. The Dakar Forum has become a key event for policy discussions on Africa.This is the first time that India participated at the Ministerial level in the event. His participation in the Dakar Forum underscored the importance that India attaches to the peace, security and development of Africa.It is also in line with India’s policy to intensify and deepen its engagement with Africa. Mr. Murleedharan addressed the Forum on the topic of ‘Global Crises and Sovereignty in Africa’.He called for a development paradigm that is Africa-led and Africa-owned and centered on the progress and development of the people of Africa.Mr. Murleedharan highlighted India’s peacekeeping contributions and assistance during Covid-19 in the form of vaccines, Climate Action, and development partnerships along with stressing the need for UNSC reforms.During the visit on 24th and 25th of this month, Mr. Muraleedharan interacted with the Indian community in Dakar and greeted them on the occasion of Diwali celebrations.On the eve of National Unity Week, Mr. Murleedharan was joined by the Indian community in forming a Unity Chain to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
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