India-African summit reflects better future: PM

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed happiness in the country hosting the India-Africa Forum Summit 2015, saying it is a reflection of a desire to engage more intensively for a better future.

“India is proud to host India-Africa Forum Summit 2015. The summit reflects India and Africa’s desire to engage more intensively for a better future,” Modi tweeted.

He said the level of engagement for summit had been tremendously scaled up and several African leaders would join it.

“India’s relations with Africa are historic. India is a major investor in Africa and trade has been growing remarkably in recent years,” he said in another tweet.

Stating that many events were being organised to promote friendship and trade, the prime minister said that Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) and Africa shared a close bond. “Exhibition ‘Memories of Mahatma’ talks about Bapu and his connection with Africa,” he tweeted.

An India-African business seminar would be organised from October 26 to 29 in Delhi to explore areas of cooperation between the two sides.

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