Zanzibar: On Thursday, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar and Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi participated in a deck reception hosted on board INS Trishul. Jaishankar highlighted that the presence of INS Trishul in Zanzibar symbolizes India’s unwavering commitment to its “Security and Growth for All in the Region” (SAGAR) initiative.
At the reception, Jaishankar said, “It is today my very distinct pleasure to visit Zanzibar and on arrival not just visit go to the State House and witness a very important event in our history. But also then to have the honour of receiving the President onboard an Indian ship”.
Moreover, Jaishankar addressed the signing of an agreement to establish an IIT Madras campus in Zanzibar. He emphasised that this marks the first instance of an IIT venturing beyond Indian shores. He also highlighted the historical connection between India’s western coast and Africa’s eastern coast.
The minister also speaks about the priorities of India’s G20 Presidency. Jaishankar said, “As the President of the G20, our endeavour has been to get this premier forum to focus on the needs of the developing world, especially the needs and the priorities of Africa.”
Following his visit to Zanzibar, Jaishankar will proceed to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania’s capital city. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that he will engage in high-level talks and co-chair the 10th Joint Commission Meeting with his Tanzanian counterpart.