India Donates P25-M for Marawi Rehab
“Ahimsa Paramo Dharma” (Non violence is top most duty) is the Philosophy on which our rich culture is based. On these grounds, our people have always extended a hand to promote peace. The Indian government has hence, taken a step ahead and vowed all kind of assistance to President Duterte in this tough times to combat terrorism.
The Indian government has also offered financial assistance for the rehabilitation of Marawi as it vowed support for the country’s fight against terrorism.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj relayed the offer in a telephone conversation with Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on July 10.
Swaraj conveyed her deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims of the ongoing firefight between government troops and members of the Maute group in war-torn Islamic city.
“Minister Swaraj expressed the solidarity of the people of India with the Filipino people in their fight against terrorism and offered India’s assistance to supplement the ongoing rehabilitation efforts,” the embassy said, although the amount was not disclosed.
India on Tuesday said it was donating P25 million ($500,000) for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City.
The Indian Embassy in Manila said the donation has been coordinated by Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to Foreign Affairs Chief Alan Peter Cayetano last July 6.