New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the ongoing India-Africa Forum Summit was a historic occasion. "Third Summit of India Africa Forum is a historic occasion," Mukherjee said in a tweet. On Tuesday night, the president received King of Swaziland Mswati III.
He said: "India has the privilege to receive leaders of the entire African continent together in a Summit meeting for first time." Mukherjee said India values its cordial relations and cooperation with Swaziland and is happy to note that the friendly relations between India and Swaziland have grown steadily over the past few years.
"India appreciates Swaziland s consistent support for India s candidature at the UN and other international fora," he said, assuring the full cooperation of the government of India in the achievement of Swaziland s developmental goals.
King Mswati expressed gratitude to India for organising the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit and for its development assistance to Swaziland as well as the whole of Africa. "Swaziland needs the experience and continued support of India to attain its national goals," the king said.