During his visit to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan handed over a cargo of 288 cartons of tuberculosis (TB) drugs to Deputy Minister of Health and Family Welfare John Mangwiro.
Muraleedharan said he is confident that these medicines will help Zimbabwe in its fight against tuberculosis. “From the people of India to the people of Zimbabwe. Happy to hand over a consignment of 288 boxes of medicines to treat Tuberculosis to Deputy Minister of Health and Family Welfare H.E. John Mangwiro. Confident that it will help Zimbabwe in its fight against TB,” he tweeted.
On Tuesday, Muraleedharan met with attorney Jacob Francis Mudenda, the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The two nations’ ministers of state discussed ways to deepen their bilateral ties.
From June 6 to 9, he is on an official visit to Zimbabwe and Malawi in Africa.
Muraleedharan will also assess the progress of development assistance projects in both countries funded by Government of India Lines of Credit (LoCs) and Grants. On June 28, 2021, the MoS had a virtual meeting with Dr. Frederick Shava.
The Ministers discussed all aspects of the bilateral relationship, including political collaboration, health cooperation, energy cooperation, commerce, investment cooperation, and participation in multilateral fora.
India donated ten ambulances, as promised during the Vice President’s visit to Zimbabwe in 2018. In the month of March 2021, a shipment of 35,000 Covaxin vaccine doses was delivered.
In addition, India sent three cars to the Indo-Zim Technology Centres, for which the newest technology machinery worth around USD 3 million were provided under Phase II.
Both Zimbabwe and Malawi enjoy outstanding bilateral connections with India in the areas of politics, economics, culture, and development aid, which have been even stronger in recent years.
During the COVID-19 epidemic, Indian officials kept regular communication with their counterparts in both nations and backed them up in their fight against the disease.