India-Africa trade likely to cross $100 bn in 2 yrs | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

India-Africa trade likely to cross $100 bn in 2 yrs

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Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the bilateral trade between India and Africa will cross USD 100 billion mark in next two years, owing to improvement in business environment in India and better connectivity across the African continent.

The bilateral trade between India and the African nations was recorded around USD 57 billion in 2015-16.

‘Africa offers lucrative business opportunities for Indian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across diverse sectors such as FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), mining and minerals, telecommunications, construction and others,” Naqvi said at a conference organised by Assocham.

He observed that India is attracting business leaders and investors from across the globe as the government has been able to build a conducive business environment aimed at inclusive growth, according to a press release issued by Assocham.

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