India, Senegal sign MoU on health, medicine, review ties
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INDIA and Senegal on Friday (5) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on health and medicine in Dakar, the capital of the African nation, as both sides celebrated the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
The agreement was signed during the two-day visit of India’s minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan starting Thursday (4). The two nations reviewed bilateral ties and explored possibilities of increasing their engagement.
“The MoU that I signed with Senegal in Dakar on training Senegalese Diplomats reinforces our commitment to build capacity of government officials of Senegal. Welcome Senegalese Diplomats to @SSIFS_MEA,” Muraleedharan tweeted.
“Signed an MoU with Senegal on Health and Medicine in Dakar. The MoU entails collaboration including in Disease Surveillance, Medical Research, Drugs and Pharma, medical equipment & Traditional Medicine. Comes at a time when the health cooperation needs more attention than ever,” he said in another tweet.
The Indian minister also released a commemorative postal stamp with Senegal’s telecom minister Yankhoba Diatara and foreign minister Aissata Tall Sall in Dakar to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the two countries’ bilateral ties.
Muraleedharan also co-chaired the third India-Senegal Joint Commission Meeting during his visit to the African nation with Tall Sall and spent time with the local Indian community on the occasion of Diwali.
The visit of the minister will help in sustaining the momentum in our bilateral ties with Senegal, India’s ministry of external said in a statement.