The Union Cabinet chaired by the
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has
approved the opening of 18 new Indian Missions in Africa over a four year
period from 2018-2021.
new Indian Missions in Africa will be opened in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape
Verde, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,
Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Rwanda, Sao Tome& Principe,
Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland and Togo over a four year period from
2018-2021 thereby increasing the number of Resident Indian Missions in Africa
from 29 to 47.
decision will enhance India's diplomatic outreach in the African continent and
allow India to engage with Indian diaspora in African countries. Opening of new
Missions is also a step towards implementing the vision of enhanced
co-operation and engagement with various countries in that continent.