According to an officer statement by the MEA, the food aid, comprising one hundred fifty five MT of wheat flour, sixty five MT of rice and fifty MT of sugar, is being transported on the Indian military service Ship (INS) AIRAVAT, that left Mumbai on Gregorian calendar month 24.
“In keeping with India’s tradition of reaching intent on folks in Africa in times of need, Government of India has set to supply 270 MT of food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea, to alleviate the suffering of the people tormented by natural calamities and therefore the Covid-19 pandemic,” the statement said.
It additional said, “The food aid, comprising 155 MT of wheat flour, 65 MT of rice and 50 MT of sugar, is being transported on the Indian Naval Ship AIRAVAT, which left Mumbai on October 24 on a visit to the region, during which it will make port calls at Djibouti, Massawa, Port Sudan and Mombasa.”
The Ministry further said that India has been working closely with the Governments in these countries on homecoming of every other’s nationals through special flights and for provide of medical help.
“The sturdy bonds of friendly relationship and brotherlike relations between India and countries in Africa are solid and reinforced over many centuries. India has invariably stood in commonness with the countries and other people in Africa and has partnered in enterprise development, capability building and humanitarian assistance programmes,” the MEA added.