The Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur arrived at New Delhi in India recently, for a two-day investment summit on Africa. The Vice President was accompanied by a delegation of Government officials and Ghanaian entrepreneurs, according to a statement signed by Mr James Agyenim-Boateng, a Presidential Staffer.
Dubbed the “11th Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) EXIM Bank Conclave on India African Project Partnership”, the summit is said to be the single largest assembly of Indian industry players with their African counterparts under the auspices of both the Indian Exim Bank and the CII.
The Summit is expected to focus on agriculture, power, skills development and other sectors targeted for assistance under the improved Indian Government lines of credit to developing countries. The statement said previous conclaves had successfully built bridges between Indian and African business leaders as well as senior Government officials.
The first CII- EXIM Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership was held in the year 2005. The initiative was launched by CII in partnership with EXIM Bank of India and with the support of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. Over the last ten editions, it has emerged as the pioneer event in building partnerships and enhancing the economic engagement between the two regions.