Any broader global rebalancing is incomplete without genuine re-emergence of Africa: External Affair Minister S Jaishankar

Outlining India’s strong commitment in supporting Africa in its development journey, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today said that any broader global rebalancing is incomplete without the genuine re-emergence of the Africa. In an address at a conclave on India-Africa partnership, Dr Jaishankar said, only after genuine emergence of
Africa, world’s strategic diversity will come into full play. He said, New Delhi welcomes the evolution and rise of the continent as a key factor in the contemporary world. On Africa’s development journey, Dr Jaishankar said India is committed to supporting the countries in the continent as per their individual priorities and our shared ethics. He said India’s relationship with Africa is based on four key pillars — development partnership, trade, people-to-people contact and cooperation in defence and security sector. The Minister said India is also looking at the continent for cooperation in the energy sector. He said, for India, Africa’s rise as one of the global system’s poles is not just desirable but it is absolutely necessary.