India, Equatorial Guinea ink three MoUs

ANI | Updated: Apr 08, 2018 22:05 IST

Malabo [Equatorial Guinea], Apr. 8 (ANI): Three agreements were signed between India and Equatorial Guinea here on Sunday, in the presence of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his Equatorial Guinea counterpart, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed towards affirming cooperation in the fields of medicinal plants, traditional systems of medicine, and health and medicine sector. An action plan was also devised on cooperation in the field of Information and Communicational Technology (ICT).

The two Presidents discussed various issues of global and regional interest, and also agreed to expand their partnership towards cooperation in the fields of agriculture, mining, health, telecommunication and Information Technology (IT).

Acknowledging the long-standing relationship between India and Equatorial Guinea, the two leaders also underscored the need to hold regular consultations on bilateral issues in order to further deepen ties between the two countries.

President Kovind, who is on a three-nation state visit to the African countries of Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia from April 7 to 12, arrived at Malabo on Saturday.

This is the first time ever that a head of state from India is visiting Equatorial Guinea.

The President, accompanied by his wife and First Lady Savita Kovind, was received by President Obiang.

On a related note, President Kovind is expected to address members of the Parliament of Equatorial Guinea, and also meet and address the Indian community in Malabo later in the day. (ANI)