New Delhi: Indian Navy Ship Kesari which reached Port Antsiranana on May 27, has handed over the COVID-19 related medical supplies to Madagascar government on Friday.
The Indian government in these difficult times is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries in dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic and towards the same INS Kesari carried a consignment of COVID related essential medicines for the people of Madagascar, an Indian Navy Spokesperson said.
“An official ceremony for handing over the medicines from the Government of India to the Government of Madagascar was held on May 29,” the Indian Navy said in a statement.
“The ceremony was attended by M Tehindrazanarivelo Liva Djacoba, Foreign Minister of Madagascar. The Indian side was represented by the Ambassador of India to Madagascar, Abhay Kumar," the Navy said.
The assistance to Madagascar is a part of the Government of India outreach amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Madagascar has thanked the India for providing essential medicines.
In a tweet, Madagascar Foreign Affairs Minister Tehindrazanarivelo Liva said, “The Government and people of #Madagascar welcome the arrival of INS Kesari with medicines to Madagascar even during these trying times and appreciate the solidarity expressed by the Govt. and people of #India. Special thanks to my Indian colleague @DrSJaishankar.”
The Government and people of #Madagascar welcome the arrival of INS Kesari with medicines to Madagascar even during these trying times and appreciate the solidarity expressed by the Govt. and people of #India. Special thanks to my Indian colleague @DrSJaishankar pic.twitter.com/JxdU1CcenH— Tehindrazanarivelo Liva (@Tehindrazanari1) May 29, 2020
‘Mission Sagar’ builds on the excellent relations existing between the two countries to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant difficulties.
The deployment also resonates the vision of our Prime Minister of Security and Growth for All in the Region ‘SAGAR’ and highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with the countries of the Indian Ocean Region.