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Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa arrives at port of Anjouan, Comoros with 1000 metric tonnes of rice

Posted on: March 14, 2021 | Back | Print

Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa arrived at port of Anjouan, Comoros today to deliver 1000 metric tonnes of rice to Comoros. The consignment has come as a fulfilment of the grant announcement made during the visit of the Hon’ble Vice-President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu to Comoros from 10-12 October, 2019. 

The External Affair Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar and Foreign Minister of Comoros had a telephonic conversation on 25 April 2020 leading to the deployment of a 14-member Indian Medical Assistant Team to Comoros.
In June 2020, Indian Naval Ship Kesari supplied a consignment of COVID-19 related essential medicines from India and a 14-member Indian Medical Assistance Team arrived on-board INS Kesari to work with the Comorian health authorities in dealing with Covid-19 situation and dengue fever.
Two naval ships from the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy – INS Mumbai and INS Trikand made a goodwill visit to the port of Moroni from 10-12 May, 2018.
Foreign Minister Dhoihir Dhoulkamal visited India from 3rd-5th February 2021 to participate in the Aero India 2021 and IOR Defence Ministers Conclave at Bengaluru.

The visit of INS Jalashwa highlights the continuity in the exemplary ties between India and Comoros.
The shipment of 1000 metric tonnes of rice along with medical assistance extended by India to Comoros in the time of need reflects India’s commitment to work together with Comoros, its maritime neighbour and partner in the Indian Ocean Region.
India remains committed to further strengthening its development partnership with Comoros that aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of SAGAR that stands for Security And Growth for All in the Indian Ocean Region.