NEW DELHI: Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan called on visiting Gambian Vice President Badara Joof here on Thursday.
After meeting Joof, Muraleedharan hailed “significant progress” in bilateral relations in development cooperation, capacity building, trade, and people-to-people contacts in the recent past.
Both the leaders recalled their earlier interactions when the minister visited Gambia in November last year.
Gambian health minister Ahmadou Samateh, minister of public service Baboucarr Joof, minister of finance Seedy Keita, and Gambian high commissioner Mustapha were also present during the meeting.
The meeting comes a day after the conclusion of the CII-EXIM Bank conclave on India-Africa Growth Partnership.
Launched in 2005, the CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Growth Partnership aims to encourage the development of private investment from India in African countries.
In this year’s summit, 40 high-level ministers from 17 countries like Cango, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Niger, Malawi, Mauritius, Sudan, Namibia, Nigeria are participating in the two-day event which began on July 19.