Event

A talk on Africa-India Relations by H.E. Mr. George Mkondiwa, The High Commissioner of Malawi to India


The event was attended by Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Syed Nadeem Akhtar, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Javed Musarrat, H.E. Mr. George Mkondiwa, and Mr. Alfred Vilili, Counsellor Trade, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aquil Ahmad, Dr. Shahid Ali Khan, Registrar and other higher officials of Integral University.

The event was attended by Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Syed Nadeem Akhtar, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Javed Musarrat, H.E. Mr. George Mkondiwa, and Mr. Alfred Vilili, Counsellor Trade, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aquil Ahmad, Dr. Shahid Ali Khan, Registrar and other higher officials of Integral University.

The curtain raiser meeting had senior faculty of the University in attendance. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor introduced the University to H.E. Mr. George Mkondiwa Thereafter, documentaries of the University were showcased. His Excellency was humbled by the reception and hospitality of the University. During the introductory session, H.E. expressed pleasure to be amongst academicians and appreciated his brief discussions with the members present.

The Welcome Ceremony was attended by more than 120 persons, including foreign students from many African countries. Floral welcome was accorded to H.E. Mr. George Mkondiwa, Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor Dr.Syed Nadeem Akhtar and Hon’bel vice Chancellor Prof. Javed Musarrat.

In his articulate and expressive speech, H.E Mr. George Mkondiwa giving themes on how these two countries holds identical views on many regional, international and multilateral issues. He said that Africa–India shares friendly and cordial bond.These two Countries have been historically connected during different eras through culture, economics, and politics. The roots of India’s engagements with Africa in the historical context were focused on the continent’s eastern coast, especially around the Horn of Africa. He appreciated the eligiblity of Malawi citizens for scholarships under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

H.E. Mr. George Mkondiwa, The High commissioner of Malawi wishes in deepening relations among Malawi-india. He further continued that more than ten thousand students from Malawi are currently studying in India and we need to enhance the relationship between India and Malawi.

He also appreciated India for helping Africa during Covid times for providing almost 50k vaccines to Africa Therefore he is looking forward for the great advancement to strengthen the bonds of Africa-India.

Africa-India relations are deeply rooted, which always served and will serve as a solid foundation for the development and strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, cultural, and humanitarian spheres between both the countries, said Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, Pro-Chancellor, Integral University. The event concluded with the vote of thanks and thought provoking words from Hon’ble cvice Chancellor Prof. Javed Musarrat.

The Welcome Ceremony ended with the presentation of the University memento to H.E. followed by the national anthems of Malawi and India.

The event was a great success and the delegates retired with firm hope and determination of an upcoming partnership and various other ways to strengthen the bonds between the two countries.


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