Guinea-Bissau’s president invited to attend the India-Africa summit

16 September 2015

The President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, José Mário Vaz, has been invited to take part in the third India-Africa summit to be held on 29 October in New Delhi, the presidential office said in Bissau.

The Indian Minister of State delivered the invitation from the Indian Prime Minister, Nerendra Modi, Monday to the Guinean head of state for Steel and Mines, Vishnu Deo Sai.

India is the export destination of about 80 percent of cashew nuts from Guinea-Bissau, Guinea’s main commercial product that accounts for over 90 percent of the country’s export earnings.

At the end of the audience, Minister Vishnu Deo Sai said that India attaches great importance to Africa and referred to Guinea-Bissau as an “important partner” for his country.

The first two India-Africa summits took place in 2008 in New Delhi, India, and in 2011, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the Indian authorities, with this initiative, aimed to increase economic cooperation with Africa through partnerships in various fields. (macauhub/GW)