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Ram Nath Kovind inks 3 MoUs with Alpha Conde; Guinea backs India’ non-permanent membership at UNSC

Conakry, August 3: Guinea has on Friday extended its support for the Indian candidacy as the non-permanent member of the United Nations security council (UNSC) for the year terms of 2021-2022.

The development came during the delegation-level meeting held between Guinea and India during the first official visit by President Ram Nath Kovind to the West African country, according to ANI news reports.

In addition, India also extended its new assistance worth USD 170 million for the establishment of a water supply project in Conakry. Besides this, the two sides inked 3 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

In a tweet, Kovind said, “India and Guinea sign three MoUs — cooperation in the field of traditional system of medicine and homeopathy; renewable energy; and for participation in the e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharat (e-VBAB) Network Project.”

Also, both sides reaffirmed the commitment for reforms of the UNSC and to reformed multilateralism during the bilateral talks.

President added: “India and Guinea expressed their support for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (COP21) and reaffirmed their commitment to promote renewable energy through the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the African Renewable Energy Initiative (IAER).”

 

“Both the leaders also expressed their deep concern over the rise of extremism and terrorism around the world, and called for the need for heightened international efforts to combat terrorism and emphasized the need for the early adoption of the ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ in the United Nations,” the statement added.

During the meeting, Guinean President Alpha Conde thanked Kovind for his assistance and support extended by New Delhi to Guinea during its combat for eradication of Ebola epidemic.

“Expressing satisfaction at the implementation of the on-going hospitals’ project, the Guinean side solicited Government of India (GoI)’s concessional line of credit for construction of two more hospitals. The Indian side agreed to examine the proposal,” the Indian ministry of external said.

The two leaders discussed possibilities of creating capacity in fields of defence, especially in sectors like fight against extremism and terrorism.

Guinea and India emphasized the importance of implementation of the two solar project in Guinea – funded by India’s lines of credit (LoC) worth USD 14.4 million and $ 5.82 million.

 

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