India-Africa Summit

India's Africa outreach in the form of the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit has taken off with 35 heads of state and government confirming their participation in the conclave to be held next month.
The summit will see the largest gathering of leaders at this level ever in the country, surpassing the 1983 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which was attended by 33 leaders. India sees the summit as a springboard to a more intense and strategic engagement with Africa, the resource rich continent where it is playing catch-up with China.
India has invited all 54 countries in Africa for the summit, which will be held from October 26 to 30. Among those who have agreed to attend are South African President Jacob Zuma and his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari.
The summit will address major global issues like climate change, UNSC reforms and international terrorism. It will also focus on health issues and skill development, keeping in mind the young population and ocean-related economy of both India and Africa.

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