PM attends 40th Grand Parade of India ‘s 75th Independence in New York as guest of honour

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne was invited as a Guest of Honour and featured speaker at the 40th Grand Parade of India ‘s 75th Independence Day Anniversary Organised by Federation of Indian Associations in New York.

Since 1981, India and Antigua and Barbuda have enjoyed very friendly relations, and have entered into technical cooperation projects to the benefit of both sovereign states.

Most recently, following a devastating natural disaster in Antigua and Barbuda, India stepped forward with the resources to place the Hanna Thomas Hospital on Barbuda back into operation.

It was severely damaged and its equipment destroyed by the vicious winds and water of Hurricane Irma, in September 2017.

Even now, in wake of the global war against the dreadful Coronavirus pandemic, India has come forwarded and donated $1 Million USD worth of life saving equipment and PPE’s to our twin island state.

The Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda reaffirm their faith in the greatness of the Government and people of the Republic of India, and take this opportunity to renew the assurances of their highest esteem and friendship.