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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.

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