Second India-Africa Forum Summit to be held in 2011 in Africa

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The next India-Africa Forum Summit will be held in Africa in 2011, it was announced here today.

The leaders of India and Africa, who are meeting today and tomorrow for the first India-Africa Forum Summit, have agreed to meet every three years in addition to the high-level political changes between them in the bilateral, regional and multi-lateral contexts, according to the 'Delhi Declaration' which will be unveiled at the conclusion of the two-day Summit tomorrow.

''We have accordingly agreed that the next Africa-India Summit will be held in 2011 in Africa,'' the Declaration said.

The two documents--'Delhi Declaration and the Africa--India Framework for Cooperation--which were adopted at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers from participating countries yesterday, will be unveiled on the concluding day of the Summit tomorrow by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The leaders also agreed to jointly develop within one year, a Joint Plan of Action at a continental level and an appropriate follow-up mechanism to implement the Framework for Cooperation.

Those attending the two-day conference are the Presidents of South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Vice Presidents of Nigeria and Zambia, Prime Ministers of Burkina Faso and Ethiopia and Ministers and Special Representatives from Algeria, Egypt, Kenya and Libya and the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

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