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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
27-March-2018 16:26 IST
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh meets Mr. Bai Lamin Jobe, Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, Gambia and Mr. Henry Mussa, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Malawi

Indian community living in Gambia plays a vital role in the economic progress and development: Union Agriculture Minister

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh met separately with Mr. Bai Lamin Jobe, Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, Gambia and Mr. Henry Mussa, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Malawi. The Agriculture Minister said the Indian community living in Gambia plays a vital role in the economic progress and development of the nation and the Government of Gambia must utilize their capabilities so that trade and economic relations between the two countries can be furthered. Reiterating India’s commitment, Shri Singh said agriculture is an important sector to increase cooperation between the two countries and India is willing to provide technical assistance to Gambia.

The Agriculture Minister said Gambia imports onion, wheat, meslin flour, vegetable fats, oil, sugar etc. from other countries. He said India can export all these agricultural commodities. Meanwhile, he thanked the Government of Gambia for accepting India’s Duty Free Tariff Preference (DFTP) scheme and hoped Gambia will take advantage of this scheme by increasing its exports to India.

 

The Agriculture Minister also met Mr. Henry Mussa, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Malawi and expressed hope that this meeting will help increase mutual cooperation between the two countries.

 

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