Special Report By Anurag Vajpeyi from India Africa Summit
India Post today released new stamps and miniature sheet in commemmoration of the 2nd India-Africa Summit 2011 held at Adis Ababa, Ethiopia. Africa and India today laid the foundations for a stronger partnership with the adoption, by proclamation, of two key documents i.e. the Addis Ababa Declaration and the \”Africa- India Framework for Enhanced Cooperation\”.
The Framework for Enhanced Cooperation is meant to widen the scope of the Africa India Framework of Cooperation and its Plan of Action adopted in 2010 and to give additional substance to the partnership. It sets out specific agreements to cooperate in the following areas: economic; political; science, technology, research and development; social development and capacity building; health, culture and sport; tourism; infrastructure, energy and environment and media and communications.
The summit was held under the theme “Enhancing partnership; shared vision”. The closing ceremony was presided over by Indian Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh and African Union Chairperson Mr Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who is also the President of Equatorial Guinea, in the presence of AUC Chairperson Mr Jean Ping, AUC deputy Chairperson Mr Erastus Mwencha, Commissioners and staff of the AU, Ambassadors and other high level dignitaries.