Continuing FICCI’s efforts to promote economic ties with Africa through high level business linkages FICCI along with EXIM Bank has mounted a 20 member Business Delegation to Zambia for ‘Africa India Partnership Day’ being organized alongside African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s Annual Meeting. The focus of this year’s Africa – India Partnership Day on May 25, 2016 is on Healthcare Sector and will endeavour to showcase India’s experience in delivery of healthcare services through the PPP route.
FICCI and EXIM Bank have been organising “Africa – India Partnership Day” for four years now. The FICCI delegation comprises of Companies like Apollo, Fortis, Artemis, Cadila Healthcare, IL & FS, Larsen & Toubro, Shapoorji & Pallonji, Narayan Healthcare. Mr. Jayant Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance is expected to address the Africa – India Partnership Day.
The Annual Meeting of AfDB is a very important annual business and policy initiative witnessing participation from more than 3,000 delegates from Africa including finance ministers, central bank governors, donors and CEOs from across Africa. The earlier three editions of “Africa India Partnership Day” have emerged as one of the most talked about programmes at the Annual meeting.
The India Delegation during their stay in Lusaka will also be attending the Bilateral Meetings and B2B’s with Zambian industry on May 23 & 24, 2016. These meetings have been worked out with the support of Indian Mission in Zambia. It is also important to mention that India will host the next Annual meeting of African Development Bank from 22-26 May 2017 at Ahmedabad.