Quotes from Pranab Mukherjee’s Speech at the India-Ghana Business Forum

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President Pranab Mukherjee who was in Ghana addressed the India-Ghana Business Forum and said that Ghana is a trusted friend of India. Mr. Mukherjee's visit to the African nation is said to have been a huge boost for developing better ties between the two nations. Also it is said that it will help with better economic ties too.

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Mr. Mukherjee's speeches it is said have played a wonderful role in bringing warmth to the ties with African nations. Here are some quotes from President's speech at India-Ghana Business Forum.

President Mukherjee said that both the countries have had a similar political history and today, as developing economies, both have a shared vision for their people. President also reaffirmed that India values Ghana's friendship and is committed to partnering Ghana in achieving its goals of sustained development and growth.

The meet was jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Here are some quotable quotes from President Mukherjee's speech:

"Indian businessmen and entrepreneurs, due to their long association with this country and their similar experience know what their counterparts in Ghana are seeking. They, like you, have only recently transitioned from a protected business environment in post-Independence India to succeed as global giants today, competing with the best in the world. They are familiar with the challenges faced in developing economies."

"India is one of the few countries where Small and Medium Enterprises thrive alongside large conglomerates, creating jobs and ensuring wealth distribution on the one hand and infrastructure development, indigenisation and external business linkages, on the other."

"Indian entrepreneurs know that developing countries need to prioritise relevant and eco-friendly technologies that are in sync with the state of economic development of the country as well as its social needs. We have learned that calibrated foreign investments are the key to rapid growth in a developing nation. Indian businesses have learned adaptability and would be happy to share their experience with their Ghanaian counterparts."

"'Brand India' is a trusted name today across the developing as well as the developed world. It is trusted because it adds value to the resources of the host countries; it is welcomed because it works and grows together with the local companies; it brings appropriate technologies which create jobs and has the adaptability to absorb local talent; it rejuvenates and invigorates local industry without constraining their growth in any way."

"Wherever there is a possibility for public-private-partnerships, Government of India will not hesitate to support such projects to further strengthen the excellent bilateral relations between our two countries."

President promised Ghana that, "If a conducive environment is facilitated, the Indian Government would be ready to work with you in key sectors and areas of common interest and encourage Indian private as well as public entrepreneurs to bring more investments into Ghana. I am confident that the representatives of 'Brand India' who are today will reach out to Ghanaian business and industry to forge mutually beneficial partnerships. I have no doubt that both sides recognise the potential and the synergies that are waiting to be exploited".

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