India-South Africa to strengthen ties through first business summit held in Johannesburg
May 03, 2018: India’s Minister Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu discussed trade expansion plans with Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa and ministers from Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho.
The minister pledged to take an economic partnership between the two countries forward.
These discussions took place during India- South Africa business summit from April 29-30, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He also met ministers from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and participated in the India-SADC Dialogue attended by ministers and business leaders.
The Minister addressed the plenary session of the Summit and talked about building synergies between India and South Africa which are united by legacy and unified for prosperity.
Minister added that the summit was a harbinger of good things to come and that South Africa and India were poised to take off in the next few years on a higher growth trajectory.
He mentions India and South Africa as two oldest friends coming together for extending partnership towards a new progressive era through the business summit.
The Minister said both sides will work through a time-bound action plan to benefit from this summit.
During the stay in South Africa, the Minister visited the Tata Motors, South Africa assembly plant at Rosslyn near Pretoria. He appreciated the work by Tata Motors in providing employment to local people.