Indian business delegation to visit Ghana next week

July 5th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) An Indian business delegation of over 100 members, led by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, will visit Ghana next week to explore business opportunities between the two countries.

The delegation will participate in the three-day “India Show” to be held in Ghana’s capital Accra and hold talks with business leaders of the West African country.

The “India Show” begins July 9.

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organising the “India Show” in association with the government, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the industry chambers of West African countries.

Led by Vikramjit Singh Sahney, chairman and CEO of Sun Group, the FICCI delegation comprises representatives from sectors such as agriculture and allied activities like food processing and health, IT, ITES, telecom and financial services.

Business leaders from value-added manufacturing, including mining and minerals, energy, infrastructure, construction, consumer durables, pharmaceuticals, science and technology, textiles and education, will also be part of the delegation.

The “India Show” will focus on the entire West African region which constitutes the ECOWAS countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo along with Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Săo Tome and Principe and the Republic of Congo.

The Show, which will be a combination of exhibition and conference, will have over 100 stalls and is expected to witness the participation of over 200 delegates from more than 10 West African countries.

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