India played big role in Africa's capacity building: PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi: A day ahead of the India-Africa Forum Summit's commencement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India "has played a big role in capacity building in Africa" and "both share several similarities".
"India and Africa have deep relations. Their population is as much as we have... Together we are one-third of the world's population," Modi said talking about the summit in his monthly radio programme " Mann Ki Baat" on Sunday.
Long time ago, even the landmass was one," he said. "India and Africa have many similarities and so many people of Indian-origin have been staying in Africa."
The prime minister said India has "played a big role in capacity building and human resource development in Africa", and several African leaders have studied in India.
The India-Africa Summit is due to be held in the national capital from October 26 to 29.