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Bilateral Visits

BILATERAL VISITS : BENIN

Benin to India

Sr. No

Beninese Dignitary to India

Period

  Event

1.      

Mr. Kerekou, President

March, 1983

To attend the NAM Summit in

2.      

Mr Pierre Osho, Foreign Minister

April 1997

To attend the NAM Ministerial Meeting

3.      

Mr Pierre Osho, Foreign Minister

11-23 Nov 1997

Bilateral visit

4.      

Mr. Antoine Idji Kolawole, Foreign Minister

October 2000

Bilateral

5.      

Mr. Soumanou Issofou Moujaidou, Minister of Industry & Commerce,

March 12-13, 2007

To attend the “Saving Doha Round and Delivering on Development”.

6.      

Madam Mariam Aladji Boni Diallo, Foreign Minister

10 May 2007

 

7.      

Mr. Boni Yayi, President

March 3-7, 2009

State Visit

8.      

Mr B. Kassa, Minister of Mines and Research

Dec  2009

To participate at the Second India-Africa Hydrocarbon Conference held in New Delhi

9.      

Mr. Safio Idrissou Affo, Minister of Industry, Trade, Small and Medium Enterprises,

Sep 30 to Oct 01, 2013

To attend the 3rd India-Africa Trade Ministers meeting

10.   

A Business delegation from Benin attended

March 9-11, 2014

To attend the 10th CII-Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership held in New Delhi

11.   

Mr Pocoun Dame Kombienou, Minister of Industry and Commerce

 

 23 Oct 2015

To attend the fourth meeting of the India-Africa Trade Ministers at New Delhi on October 23, 2015.

12.   

Mr Boni Yayi , President

26-30 Oct 2015

For the Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) held in New Delhi. He was accompanied by 27-member delegation comprising Minister of Foreign Affairs; Minister of Industries and Commerce.

13.   

Mr. Patrice Talon, President

May 2017

To attend the annual meetings of the AfDB held in Ahmedabad.

14.   

Minister of Energy, Mr. Dona Jean-Claude Houssou

11 March 2018

Represented the President of Benin at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Solar Summit in New Delhi 

15.   

Mr. Dona Jean-Claude Houssou, Minister of Energy

Oct 2018

Represented the President of Benin at the First Assembly of the International Solar Alliance.

16.   

2-member Senior Official delegation from the Ministry of Health

29 Sept – 02 Oct 2018.

 

To Participated in the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, that was held in New Delhi

17.   

Ms. Medesse Veronique Tognifode,

Minister of Social Affairs and Micro Finance

20-24 Jan 2020

To attend the Peer Exchange- “Accelerating Digital Social Protection Payments” organized in New Delhi by “Better than Cash Alliance”, a UN-based partnership of Governments, Companies and International Organizations and UNDP-India from 20-24 January 2020.

18.   

Mr. Romuald WADAGNI,

Minister of Economy and Finance

1-5 Feb 2023

Visited India to meet EXIM Bank officials

19.   

Mr. Dona Jean-Claude HOUSSOU

Minister of Energy

1-5 Feb 2023

Visited India to meet EXIM Bank officials

20.   

Mr. Shegun Adjadi Bakari,

Minister for Foreign Affairs + 7 members delegation

16-18 Dec 2023

Visited India on official bilateral Visit

21.   

Mr. Gaston Cossi Dossouhoui

Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

16-18 Dec 2023

Part of 7 member delegation accompanied to Minister for Foreign Affairs of Benin to India

India to Benin

Sr. No

Beninese Dignitary to India

Period

  Event

1.      

Shri Hari Kishore Singh

MoS for External Affairs

May 1990

 

2.      

Shri Lalit Mansingh,

Secretary (West)

April 1996

 

3.      

Shri Shashank, Secretary (EAA)

August 2003

 

4.      

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, MoS for External Affairs

21-23 Oct 2009

For first Meeting of the India-Benin Joint Commission held in Cotonou

5.      

Prof. Ram Shankar Katheria, MoS (HRD) & Special Envoy to PM

14-15 Sept 2015

To personally handover invitation letters to Beninese President to attend India-Africa Forum Summit-III scheduled to be held in New Delhi from October 26-30, 2015. 

6.      

Shri. Ram Nath KOVIND, President of India.

28-30 July 2019

Bilateral State Visit

 

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Nov 2023