Jaishankar arrives in Niger's Niamey, visits Indian embassy

Niamey [Niger], Jan 21 : External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday (local time) arrived in Niamey, the capital of Niger, for what he called it as the first-ever visit by an Indian Foreign Minister to the country.

"Arrived in Niamey, #Niger for the first-ever visit by an Indian External Affairs Minister. Thank you @kallaankourao for your warm welcome," he said in a tweet.

Jaishankar later also visited the Indian Embassy in Niger and met officials there.

"Visited the Indian Embassy and met team @IndiainNiger," the EAM tweeted along with a photograph.

External Affairs Minister in conversation at Raisina Dialogue 2020 The India Way on January 16 had informed that he will be visiting Niger soon.

According to the MEA, Jaishankar had said, "I was talking the immediate neighbourhood, but I could go beyond. I mean as soon as this conference is over, I'm going to Niger to inaugurate a Convention Centre which we built in fourteen months, which would be among the largest convention centres in that part of the world."

"In fact, if I look around, in Africa, we've done Hydel Projects in Sudan, we've done in Rwanda, in DRC. We have sugar factories in Ethiopia. There was a time when we probably spoke more and did less. Today what has happened possibly not as a conscious strategy but in reality, we are actually doing more than we speak," he had said.


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Jaishankar arrives in Niger's Niamey, visits Indian embassy