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2nd Africa India Summit – Enhancing Partnership: Shared Vision

23 June 2011
12:00 - 18:07

Hosted by :

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA)

Date :

23 June 2011

Time :

12:00 – 16:00

Location :

Sammy Marks Square Conference Centre, Tshwane



2nd Africa India Summit – Enhancing Partnership: Shared Vision

To be presented by Mr. Virendra Gupta, High Commissioner of the Republic of India to South Africa

The summit culminated in close cooperation and interaction between Africa and India, which has stimulated a rich fabric of close, deep and multilayered relations, over the years.  The First India-Africa Forum in 2008 was a milestone event and its outcomes became the guiding parameters of India’s deepening engagement with Africa.  We also recall that Africa and India have been fraternal partners and allies in the struggle for independence and achievement of self-determination.  The second summit reaffirm that their partnership will remain based on the fundamental principles of equality, mutual respect, mutual benefit, and the historical understanding amongst our peoples. The speaker will examine the issues featured in the Declaration such as multilateralism and South-South cooperation, United Nation reforms and expansion of the Security Council, eradication of arms trafficking, countering of terrorism, piracy, drugs and human trafficking, climate change, enhancement of South-South cooperation, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.


Kindly RSVP to: Sam Lekala at ; Tel: 012 304 9753; Cell: 073 334 3104; Fax: 086 510 0408



Chairperson :  Dr Matlotleng P. Matlou, Chief Executive Officer, AISA


12:00 -13:00 :  Registration and refreshments 


13:00 – 13:05 :  Opening & Welcome by Dr Matlotleng P Matlou,  CEO: AISA

13:05 -13:35 : Keynote address: H.E Mr. Virendra Gupta, High Commissioner of the Republic of India to South Africa   


13:35 –14:05 : Presenters: DIRCO

14:05 – 14:40 : Open Discussion  


14:40 – 14:45 : Closing Remarks by Dr Matlotleng P. Matlou, CEO: AISA

Networking – Cheese and Wine