Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Consumer
Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, C. R. Chaudhary, is leading the
Indian delegation to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- EXIM Bank,
Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership being held in
Abuja, Nigeria on 8th – 9th October 2018. President and Vice President of
Nigeria along with Ministers and Delegation of West African countries are
participating in the Conclave.
Niger has appreciated India’s support to build Mahatma
Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC)in Niamey in Niger at the cost of
USD 35.5 million on grant basis. The foundation stone of the project has been
India’s exports to Niger increased by more than 50% since
2014-15. There is tremendous scope for increase and diversification of trade
between thetwo countries. Minister of State for Commerce & Industry held
bilateral meeting with Mr.SadouSeydou, Niger Minister of Trade and Promotion of
Private Sectorat the Conclave.
Bilateral relations between India and Niger have expanded
significantly since 2009. India has provided lines of credit worth USD 96.54
million for projects in transport, electrification, solar energy and potable
drinking water. India’s grant assistance for MGICC will further contribute
towards enhancing of bilateral ties. Niger will host the African Union (AU)
Summit in 2019 in this Convention Centre.