India promises help on coronavirus to four African nations
Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar on Saturday promised Indian help and medical assistance to his counterparts from four African countries — Burkina Faso, Comoros, Uganda and Mali — to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic that has sickened more than 2.6 million people worldwide and claimed almost 200,000 lives.
“An Africa-focus working day. Useful conversations with Foreign Ministers of Burkina Faso, Comoros, Uganda and Mali.
Historical solidarity on display in the midst of contemporary challenges," Jaishankar said in one of a series of Twitter posts.
“Health security and solar energy discussed with FM @T_Drame of #Mali. Our medical supplies will be reaching there shortly.
Underlines India’s growing cooperation with the Sahel" Jaishankar said in another post referring to a region of the African continent lying immediately south of the Sahara desert — stretching from Senegal on the Atlantic coast of the continent to Sudan and Eritrea on the Red Sea coast in the east.