India, Japan discuss issues related to Africa

The India-Japan Dialogue on Africa is now an institutionalised event held biannually.

New Delhi: The two-day Second India-Japan Dialogue on Africa concluded here on Thursday during which the two sides discussed wide-ranging issues emanating from Africa with regional and global bearing as well as their respective political and economic engagements with that region.

The two sides also discussed current security and political situation in various parts of Africa and extensively shared their views and experiences with regard to the India
Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).

While the Japanese delegation was led by Sumio Kusaka, Director General for African Affairs in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also Personal Representative of the Japanese Prime Minister, for Africa, the Indian delegation was led by Gurjit Singh, Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, a MEA release said today.
The India-Japan Dialogue on Africa is now an institutionalised event held biannually. The inaugural dialogue was held in Tokyo in October 2010 and the next round is scheduled to take place in Tokyo.

PTI