Manmohan departs after landmark Africa trip (Lead)

May 28th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Dar es Salaam, May 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday concluded a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania that took India’s burgeoning ties with Africa to a new high.

Capacity building and education were the twin themes of the trip.

In Addis Ababa, Manmohan Singh had announced $5.7 billion for creating 80 training institutes and a host of development projects across the African continent, key initiatives that set India’s Africa diplomacy from China’s resource-focused foray.

-Indo-Asian News Service
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