UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2231
TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.03.2017
2231. SHRIMATI HEMA MALINI:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) the number of dignitaries and countries who attended India-Africa Forum Summit 2015;
(b) the details of agreements and memoranda signed by the Government with various countries during the said summit; and
(c) whether any promise of aid has been made to the African countries and if so, the details thereof along with names of countries?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]
(a) The Third India - Africa Forum Summit was held on 29 October 2015 in New Delhi. All 54 African countries articipated at the Summit. The African Union Commission was also represented at the Summit.
The Summit was preceded by a Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers on 27 October 2015 and a meeting of Senior Officials on 26 October 2015.
A list of the participating countries along with Heads of their delegation is annexed.
(c) At the Summit, Prime Minister announced the following development assistance over the next 5 years for African countries:
(i) Concessional credit of US$ 10 billion,
(ii) Grants in aid of US$ 600 million, and
(iii) 50000 scholarships for training and higher education.