About the Conclave

India has historically enjoyed close economic ties with Southern African countries and much of it is through investment-led trade. Although Indian companies have an established footprint in these countries, huge potential exists in increasing India's growth partnership with the region.

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Guests of Honour

Shri V. Muraleedharan
Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs
Government of India

Why Southern Africa : Catalysing Growth Partnership

Market access to more than 366 million people and combined GDP size of about US$ 720 billion

Stable political environment, conducive legal & policy frameworks and high level of governance and democracy

Most promising trading partner for India on the African continent

Abundant work force - educated, trained, mobile, skilled and enterprising

Abundant natural resources with huge potential for development of regional & global value chains

English is widely spoken; and is one of the official languages in many of the partner states

English is widely spoken; and is one of the official languages in many of the partner states

Objectives

Strengthen India – Southern Africa growth partnership

Discuss strategy to promote trade and investments in the region especially with SACU countries

Focus on select value chains to promote sectoral cooperation and promote engagement in services sector

Identify special projects for countries in Southern Africa, explore additional financial mechanism, encourage private sector investments

Showcase project exports and highlight successful implementation of projects by Indian companies in Southern Africa

Highlight the benefit of India’s credit schemes such as Lines of Credit and the Buyer’s Credit schemes etc

Identify special projects for countries in Southern Africa and establish stronger links with the region’s business community

Sensitize important stakeholders in the region to the strength of the Indian private sector and its ‘Triple • A technology’ (Affordable,Adaptable, Appropriate)

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