New Delhi, 15 June: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who is on a three-day visit to Kenya on Monday emphasized that India’s approach was guided by the 10 principles of engaging Africa, enunciated by PM Modi in July 2018. Africa’s priorities would continue to be the paramount factor in India’s bilateral cooperation, he said.
In the joint statement issued by the two countries during EAM S Jaishankar’s visit, the two sides hailed the cordial and historic relations between the two countries, underpinned by common values and strong people-to-people links dating back many centuries.
Both Ministers positively noted the mutual desire to expand bilateral cooperation under the Kenya- India Joint Commission Framework.
This underscores their commitment to the relationship playing a greater role in regional and global context. They will continue to strengthen their relations through structured and systematic engagements.
The challenging circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic have only made their resolve in this regard even stronger.
The two sides deliberated on the impact of Covid-19 situation globally and called for joint efforts to combat the disease as well as consolidate economic collaboration during the pandemic and post-Covid-19 period. They emphasized the need for equitable and affordable access to vaccines and ensuring treatment for all.