SME Times News Bureau | 11 Oct, 2018
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary on Tuesday lauded the role of Indian
companies in Africa, saying they are forging new people-driven
partnerships in the continent.
"Indian companies are not only investing in Africa but are also forging new
people-driven partnerships and creating jobs, which are impacting lives of
common people in these countries," said the minister.
Addressing the CII - Exim Bank -West Africa Regional Conclave organised on
October 8-9, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the minister appealed to all West African
countries to avail of India's Duty-Free Tariff Preference (DFTP) scheme to
increase their exports to India.
He expressed hope that the conclave will open "a new chapter in India-West
African economic relations."
"The CII-EXIM Bank Regional Conclave on West Africa is happening at the
right place at the right time to steer multi-dimensional relations between
India and West Africa onto a higher trajectory," he said.
"West Africa is getting greater attention from India, both diplomatically
and economically,” he said. He lauded ECOWAS for playing “the role of an
enabler and catalyst in transforming economic fortunes of the region," the