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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Isabel Bishop on Aga Khan Foundation
Published on 13 Apr 2015
New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Julie Isabel Bishop visited a non-profit organisation in New Delhi on Monday (April 13) to oversee a project funded by her government and also pledged donation for a health plan. Bishop was accompanied by Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, on her visit to the Aga Khan Foundation. She further said that providing women with opportunities and empowering them to become a part of the economy are important parts of Australia’s direct-aid programme. Bishop interacted with a group of women supported by Aga Khan Foundation and also went through the products designed by them. Bishop also announced another round of funding to support a child nutrition group that would again employ women and would be run by foundation’s group called ‘Zaika-e-Nizamuddin’. She is in India for four-days and is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley later in the day.
Australian Foreign Minister announces grant for child nutrition — K. R. Srivats on The Hindu Business line com
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop kicked off her three-day official trip to India by visiting an Australian Government-funded project in Nizamuddin Basti here on Monday.
At the Nizamuddin Basti, she announced a grant of Rs. 7.5 lakhs to the Aga Khan Foundation for supporting child nutrition through a women’s group — Zaika-e-Nizammudin — managed by the foundation.
Speaking on the occasion, Bishop said, “Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do”.
This is the second round of funding to the Aga Khan Foundation from the Australian Government through its High Commission here under its ‘direct aid’ programme.
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