India and Africa should navigate journey together for shaping future: Jaitley

Gandhinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today stated that the 21st century will belong to Asia as well as Africa, hence India and Africa should navigate the journey together to shape their common future.

Jaitley said while addressing the 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank that India has been a bright spot amongst the major economies amid challenging times, Africa too, has done well over the past few years.

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“I stand here with conviction that the 21st century would not be Asia’s alone but would belong to both Asia and Africa,” he said.

Jaitley added that the African continent was transforming rapidly and amidst tough global scenario, its economy grew by 2.2 per cent in 2016 and was expected to grow by 3.4 per cent in 2017.

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“Africa is approaching an exciting time. India and Africa should navigate through this journey together and shape their common future,” Jaitley said.