By Bida Elly David
South Sudan’s Vice President for Economic Cluster left the country yesterday for a two day business trip to India.
The VP is expected to participate in a two-day CII-EXIM Bank Congress on India’s African partnership as well as to deepen bi-lateral ties between the two countries in several areas of economic, political and cultural perspectives.
The event was formerly initiated on a brainstorming stream through the Ministry of External Affairs jointly with the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of the Indian Government.
It sought to engage African countries into dynamic and multi-dimensional financial project partnership aimed at boosting economic growth of India and Africa as a continent.
The CII-Exim Bank meeting on India-Africa Project is scheduled to take place between 19-20 July where countries, which consist of India and Africa will have a session on different topics under the theme “Building financing partnership, strengthening value chains in agriculture and food processing sector among others’’.
A statement seen by No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper indicated the South Sudan’s VP in-charge of Economic Cluster’s visit to India was one way to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries through trade and value chain addition that seeks to improve agricultural production for the benefit of the citizens.
“The position of commitment between India and Africa has improved the multi-dimensional potential to create a micro economic sector that would aid at facilitating Commercial and marketing services to boost development of the two Countries. In the last sixteen editions, the meeting contributed major roles towards encouraging Indian companies to build and develop their efforts to invest in the African continent such that technology can reach the people’’ the statement read.
The statement further stated that the meeting will also deliberate on export projects as well as strategies through which Africa and India could exchange knowledge and expertise.
“The impending summit shall concentrate on export projects, investment and exchange of skills whether being ideas or technology as well as expertise to build a cumulative and collective trading value for business and industrial development between African Continent and India’’ the statement read in part.