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PM to inaugurate Annual Meetings of African Development Bank

K. R. Srivats New Delhi | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on May 18, 2017


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on May 23.

This is the first time in the history of AfDB Group that India would be hosting the Annual Meetings of the bank. The meetings are to be held from May 22 to 26 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The core theme of the event is "Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa".

About 3,000 delegates from 81 member countries are expected to gather at the sprawling Mahatma Mandir Convention Centre, an official release said.

India would seek to leverage this occasion to further deepen her economic cooperation with the African countries, the release added. India is also looking forward to cooperation with Africa on the International Solar Alliance (ISA) initiative.

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Published on May 18, 2017
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