Swaraj took to Twitter and appealed: "I appeal to fellow Indians. Next time you meet an African citizen, pls shake hand and say 'India loves you'."
I appeal to fellow Indians. Next time you meet an African citizen, pl shake hand and say 'India loves you'.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 2, 2016
This comes after a Congolese man was beaten to death in the national capital. The incident drew criticism not just from across the country but envoys of African nations who were in Delhi.
Swaraj also thanked Rajnath Singh, Lt Guv Najeeb Jung, Commissioner of Police Alok Verma for organising a meeting with a delegation of African students.
Following the death of the Congolese national, there were other incidents of attacks on African students, one including from Hyderabad which caused widespread anger among the community.
However following the meeting, Swaraj assured them of their security and offered complete support.