Uzbekistan's Internal Affairs Minister Pulat Bobojonov on Wednesday felicitated Home Minister Amit Shah here by presenting him traditional dress of the Central Asian nation. The facilitation took place after a Home Minister level meeting between India and Uzbekistan to discuss security partnership.
China is now the single largest financier for infrastructure in Africa, funding one-in-five projects and constructing every third one, according to a Deloitte report. Forty out of Africa’s 55 states, along with African Union have signed memoranda of understanding with Beijing to finance and build modern highways, airports, and railways.
Newly sworn in Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accepted the invitation from PM Narendra Modi to visit India on November 29th. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar extended the invite when he visited Colombo. An MEA release said that Rajapaksa expressed his “readiness to work with India very closely to ensure development and security”.
The EU is the first trade and investment partner of India. More than 6,000 European firms are established in India. But there is much more that we can do to unleash the full potential of our economic partnership, including by working together towards ambitious, balanced and mutually beneficial trade and investment agreements.
Congressman Jim Banks stressed that there is a lack of awareness and action by the US against the activities of the JeI. It may be pointed out that JeI leaders in Bangladesh were opposed to independence movement in 1971 and were part of Pakistan Army’s crackdown against innocent civilians in erstwhile East Pakistan.
A six-member delegation, headed by Khromov, met with representatives of the Delhi government and business leaders in both Delhi and Mumbai during four-day visit to India.
Pakistan was quick to congratulate Rajapaksa on his victory, like India, and expressed the hope that the new dispensation in Colombo would reverse some of the earlier decisions vis-à-vis Pakistan, according to people aware of the matter.
China’s strategic moves in Sri Lanka during Mahinda’s term were closely monitored by India. Under his brother, Gotabaya was defence secretary. During that time, Sri Lanka also borrowed heavily from China for infrastructure projects. Later, under the Sirisena government, India made efforts to safeguard its interest and has been able to secure entry in port and airport projects.
Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s visit to the Sultanate of Oman in 2018 initiated a new energy in bilateral relations with enhanced cooperation in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues, according to Al Rawahi. Oman too has invested substantially in India.
Tunisia stretches from the Meditteranean Sea to the Sahara desert – as an ideal location for Indian film-makers. The country has a solid infrastructure due to the well-developed tourist industry and visa free travel for Indians has opened new opportunities for Indian film makers to explore Tunisia as the new destination.
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