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India sharing HR skills with Africa: Pranab

India has focused on human resource development which has played a fundamental role in its industrial progress and is sharing that expertise with African nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday. In the process of development, the most important ingredient is the human resource, he said.

India has emphasised on building human resource and that has contributed in the massive industrial and infrastructure expansion and development of the country, he said at CII-Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership. "We want to share our expertise...for developing human resources and human capabilities, we are extending a network of scholarships and technical trainings," Mukherjee said.

He stated that 50,000 scholarships have been extended by India to the students of various African countries.

"6,000 have already come out with the appropriate training. There are demands for more and more placements in our IT and other institutions and we are expanding our capacities," he added.

Huge potential exists to boost trade with Africa: Nirmala

Tapping the potential in renewable energy, pharma and healthcare can boost economic ties between India and Africa, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday.

She said the two-way trade between India and Africa increased to $56.69 billion in 2015-16 from $51.67 billion in 2010-11.
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