India, U.S. to make initiatives for Africa at G-20 summit

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India will make a joint initiative with the United States at the upcoming G-20 summit in Toronto on helping Africa in its development programs, reported the Indo-Asian News Service on Friday.

The new initiative has resulted from discussions in the U.S. capital between U.S. and Indian officials and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), said the report quoting FICCI president Rajan Bharti Mittal as saying.

The United States and India will plan joint programs in areas like health care and development for Africa, according to the report.

Officials from the U.S. commerce and state departments and the U.S. Corporate Council on Africa participated in the discussion with the theme of "Partnering with Africa: U.S. and India's Perspectives," which was organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the FICCI on Wednesday in Washington.

Various models for collaboration with Africa including government to government, government to private and private to private will be worked out, said the report.

Source: Xinhua


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