The Indian government assisted drought-hit nation Mozambique by granting $ 10 million to them, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
Providing grant-in-aid to the drought-hit nation, the Indian High Commissioner to Mozambique Rudra Gaurav Shresth handed over a cheque of $ 10 million to the Minister of Trade and Industry of Mozambique Ernesto Max Elias Tonela.
The support was in response to a request from the ‘friendly country’ of Mozambique, which has faced two consecutive years of drought.
India’s help will let Mozambique authorities purchase wheat from the international market. The aid is said to ensure availability of food for vulnerable sections of Mozambique population, which also has 20,000 people of Indian origin.