The minister conveyed this during a meeting with African envoys here on December 17. The meeting was part of regular interactions.

V.K. Singh also strongly condemned instances of violence and racially motivated comments against African nationals in India. He said India has a long history of inclusive and cosmopolitan culture.

Based on India's constitutional and legislative provisions, the government follows the highest standards of inclusivity and democratic values and has zero tolerance for racism in any form, an official statement said.

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