Updated: 02 June 2022 19:27 STI
Dakar [Senegal]June 2 (ANI): Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who is on his 3-country tour, visited the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday.
“The Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu, is visiting the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal today,” the Vice President’s Secretariat tweeted.
The monumental bronze and copper structure stands 52 meters tall and symbolizes the “dignity of the African continent as well as its vision for a better future.
Additionally, Naidu and his wife Usha Naidu paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the African Renaissance Monument, after which the Vice President also visited the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar. The museum is a repository of African art, culture and history and aims to showcase Africa‘s cultural and scientific contributions to the world.
Congratulating Senegal for positioning itself as one of Africa’s model democracies, the Vice President said that India, as the largest democracy in the world, appreciates Senegal’s success in this regard. He added that these shared values of democracy and secularism form the basis of warm and friendly relations between the two countries.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu met Senegal’s President Macky Sall at the presidential palace in Dakar on Wednesday and reviewed the progress of India-Senegal relations during the meeting.
The two leaders agreed to further strengthen cooperation in various fields, including agriculture, health, defense, railways, energy and culture.
“Vice President @MVenkaiahNaidu and President @Macky_Sall of Senegal had a one-on-one followed by delegation-level discussions in Dakar today. They reviewed the progress of our relationship and agreed to strengthen further cooperation in the fields of agriculture, health, defence, railways, energy, culture, etc.,” said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a Tweet.
Naidu will be in Senegal from June 1-3 and will hold delegation-level talks with National Assembly Speaker Moustapha Niasse and other dignitaries, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). (ANI)