External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed pride in India's traditions, culture, and history, highlighting that India is among the few civilizations that have survived as a modern nation. Speaking to the Indian community in Nigeria during his visit, Jaishankar conveyed a message to the world that India takes pride in its heritage. He emphasized the ongoing developmental activities in India, indicating a nation in the process of building with a flow of investment.
Addressing the business ties between India and Nigeria, Jaishankar mentioned a business volume of about USD 12-15 billion between the two nations and encouraged Nigerian investors to invest in India. He emphasized India's growing capabilities, citing examples like the country's increasing role in pharmaceuticals and the production of medical devices.
During his visit to Nigeria, Jaishankar is set to co-chair the sixth India-Nigeria Joint Commission Meeting, inaugurate the third edition of the Nigeria-India Business Council meeting, deliver a speech at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, interact with business delegates, and inaugurate a bust of Mahatma Gandhi. The visit aims to further consolidate the close and friendly relations between India and Nigeria, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.
(With Agency Inputs)