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Indian FM Jaishankar Takes Veiled Swipe at China During Africa Tour

Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar together with his Tanzanian host Stergomena Tax during a visit to Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2023. Image via @DrSJaishankar.

India’s top diplomat S. Jaishankar issued a subtle yet direct criticism of China’s engagement in Africa during a recent tour of Zanzibar and Tanzania.

“Unlike some other countries,” he told a meeting of the Indian diaspora community in Dar es Salaam, “India is not an extractive economy” pursuing “narrow economic activities” on the continent.

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