Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / PM announces duty free market access for Africa

PM announces duty free market access for Africa

09
Apr '08
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh announced a Duty Free Tariff Preference Scheme for Least Developed Countries while addressing the First Indo-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi.

Reiterating the belief that only by investing in the creative energies of our youth the potential of our partnership will be fulfilled, the Prime Minister proposed that India and Africa work towards the establishment of an India-Africa Volunteer Corps that is devoted to development work.

India wishes to see the 21st Century as the Century of Asia and Africa with the people of the two continents working together to promote inclusive globalisation, Dr. Singh added.

Following is the text of the Prime Minister's address on the occasion:

“I am truly delighted and deeply honoured to have this unique opportunity to welcome this distinguished galaxy of leaders from Africa for the first India-Africa Forum Summit. Excellencies, your presence here today marks the start of a new chapter in the long history of civilisational contacts, friendship and cooperation between India and Africa.

Africa is our Mother Continent. The dynamics of geology may have led our lands to drift apart, but history, culture and the processes of post-colonial development have brought us together once again.

For the people of India, Africa is also the land of awakening of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The birth of an independent India in 1947 in turn provided powerful support to the forces of nationalism and decolonisation in Africa.


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 30th Jul 2021

Great Britain vacancy rate rises to 14.5% in Q2 2021 from 14.1% in Q1

In the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, the overall Great Britain vacancy ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 30th Jul 2021

Prime Content| Here's why global cotton trade will rise in July-Dec 2021

Global cotton trade is expected to rise in the coming months of 2021...

Pic: Puma

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Jul 2021

German sportswear brand Puma's April-June sales escalate 96%

Puma, one of the world's leading sports brands, reported 95.8 per...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

There was a certain switch, but it was not 100% pandemic related

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Great step towards realising end goal of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'

India-EU Summit, Representatives

India-EU Summit
Representatives

India-EU FTA will provide EU with better access to a huge & rapidly...

Kishina Daruka and Mishika Daruka,

Kishina Daruka and Mishika Daruka

Headquartered in Kolkata, India, sustainable clothing brand Ora was...

Tony Naschberger,

Tony Naschberger

With production sites in Klagenfurt and Kufstein, Zimmer Austria is a...

Kurt Wedgwood,

Kurt Wedgwood

From design to raw material to fabrication and ultimately to delivery -...

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll, Lenzing

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll
Lenzing

The Lenzing Group produces Lenzing Lyocell and Modal cellulosic fibres of...

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse
INDA

INDA, a global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, has been...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali, Kalaneca

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali
Kalaneca

<div>The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in...

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini, La Fuori

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search