India will support Africa’s energy transition by deploying clean technologies: Jaishankar
New Delhi: Stressing that African countries have shown “great interest” in the Indian-led International Solar Alliance, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that New Delhi is committed to supporting Africa’s energy transition through rapid deployment of clean energy technologies.
Addressing a virtual event, Jaishankar said that India’s activities and initiatives in African countries are designed to meet the needs of Africa and the priority of its people. “India is committed to supporting Africa’s energy transition through the rapid deployment of clean energy technologies. African countries have shown great interest in the International Solar Alliance ”, declared the Minister during the inaugural session of the 16th Conclave of the CII-EXIM Bank on the project partnership between India and Africa.
“Whether in electricity, water or agriculture, closer collaboration can help build a greener Africa. The full potential of our green technologies and practices should be harnessed more aggressively in the days to come, ”he added.
The first CII-EXIM banking conclave on the India-Africa project partnership took place in 2005. The initiative was launched by CII in partnership with EXIM Bank of India and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce. and Industry, Government of India.
The minister listed four areas that are expected to become the focus of India-Africa collaborative activities – public health, digital delivery, skills and capacity building, and green economy.
Jaishankar noted that as the world seeks to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the partnership between Africa and India takes on even greater importance.
“Over the past 15 editions, this conclave has made it possible to build bridges and strengthen economic and commercial commitments. It created capacity, encouraged networking and broadened our horizon, ”he said.
“The result of this is visible in India’s growing presence in Africa as much as in Africa’s closer collaboration with Indian institutions and businesses,” he added.
“Our activities and initiatives are designed to meet the needs of Africa and the priority of its people. It envisions co-capacities and co-benefits while promoting local ownership. As a result, we see a unique level of trust that is even more valuable as we consider other challenges ahead, ”he said. –ANI
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