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The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferring with the National Order of Merit, the Highest Award of Guinea by the President of the Republic of Guinea, Mr. Alpha Conde, in Conakry, Republic of Guinea on August 02, 2019.

President Kovind received The National order of Merit of Guinea

Guinea:3/8/19:The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, attended the Indian community reception, hosted by Shri Sailas Thangal, Ambassador of India to Ivory Coast today (August 3, 2019) in Conakry, Guinea.

Addressing the gathering, the President said that given the complementary strengths of India and Guinea, there are numerous opportunities in trade and investment and for businesses to grow both ways. Development cooperation is a key element in our engagement with Guinea, from healthcare, fight against Ebola, agriculture, transport to energy security. He noted that the Indian Community in Guinea, though small in number, is vibrant and making significant contribution to the progress of this country. He said that in whatever capacity they may be in this country, each one of them has earned respect and a name for themselves and for India.

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The President said that we see our Diaspora as an integral part of our transformative journey. Through their ideas, enterprise and on-ground presence in Guinea, they can foster growth and development in India. He assured them that we stand by them, firmly and strongly, when they need us.

Yesterday evening (August 1, 2019), President Kovind was conferred the National Order of Merit of Guinea, the highest award of Guinea at the banquet hosted in his honour by President Conde. The President dedicated this honour to the people of India, to their respect and regard for the Guinean people and to Guinea-India friendship.

Later today (August 3, 2019), the President will embark on his return journey to India on the successful completion of his three nations visit to – Benin, The Gambia and Guinea. He is expected to land in New Delhi tomorrow morning.

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