India-Africa engaged in struggle to eliminate poverty: Swaraj

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday reiterated the role of India and Africa in eliminating poverty and uplifting people in both the countries.

“Today India and Africa are engaged in a vital struggle to eliminate poverty and uplift our people, both the countries are the most rapidly developing growing economies in the world,” Swaraj said while speaking at the India-Africa forum summit here.

“How can we expect legitimacy from a structure that excludes the African continent and a country with a population of 1.2 billion?” she added.

The External Affairs Minister also called for a greater cooperation on counter terrorism, and urged for the adoption of Comprehensive Convention against International Terrorism. (ANI)