Prime News, International and National, Conakry, August 3:- President Ram Nath Kovind has been awarded the National order of Merit by the President of Guinea for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of overall relations and development of mutual cooperation between India and Guinea and for promoting friendship and partnership between the people of both the countries.
This is the highest award of Republic of Guinea.
During the award ceremony President Kovind said, the award is dedicated to people of India and Guinea for his friendship. Earlier, the President had extensive talks with his counterpart. During the delegation level talks, a range of areas of mutual interest in bilateral, regional and multilateral fields was discussed.
Three MoUs were signed between the two countries, Cooperation in the Field of Traditional System of Medicine, e- Vidhyabharati – e-Aarogya Bharati Network Project and Renewal Energy. President also announced a new Line of Credit of US$ 170 million for Water Supply Project of Conakry city.
Both countries also agreed on the need for reform of the UN Security Council to make it reflective of contemporary realities. Both the leaders also expressed their deep concern over the rise of extremism and terrorism around the world. On Saturday, the President will attend an Indian community event before concluding the visit. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)