India And Zambia Sign Six MoU's

PM Modi Zambian President Edgar Chagwa at Delhi Hyderabad house

Zambia President Edgar Lungu was on a two-day state visit to India. President Ram Nath Kovind Accord ceremonial welcome to President. Zambia President Edgar Lungu accorded Guard of Honor at Rashtrapati Bhavan. A bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Zambian President was held at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. 

Total 6 MoU's signed between India and Zambia :

1. Cooperation in the field of Geology and Mineral Resources

2. cooperation in the field of Defence

3. cooperation in the field of Arts & Culture

4. Foreign Service Institute of India and Zambian Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies

5. EVBAB Network Project

6. Election Commission of India and Electoral Commission of Zambia

Key points of PM Modi on joint press conference between India and Zambia

* He is the first African President to visit India after the new government comes to power. This is also President Lungu's first visit to India.

* India will cooperate in setting up an incubation center in Zambia, besides providing 100 solar irrigation pumps to promote agriculture in India.

* India will also ship 1000 tonnes of rice and 100 tonnes of milk powder to Zambia. 

* Zambia is a mineral-rich country.  India imports large quantities of copper metal from Zambia.  

* Cooperation between the two countries in the mining sector will be further enhanced due to a consensus on mineral resources.  An outline will be prepared for the exploration and excavation of mineral resources. 

* Indian Army and Air Force training teams will be moving to Zambia to enhance the capabilities of the Zambian Army.  India will also deploy 5 fire tenders at the base of the Zambia Air Force.

* Zambia has participated in the ambitious program of e-Vidya Bharati and e-Health Bharti of Tele Education and TeleMedicine.

* The democratic institutions are going to be stronger because of the agreement reached between the two countries' Election Commission.  The collaboration will strengthen electoral management and governance in Africa's oldest democracy

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