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South Africa keen on upping trade with India: Diplomat

Posted on Aug 29 2014 | IANS

Panaji, Aug 29 : South Africa is keen on promoting trade in agro-processing, wines and minerals with India, apart from electrical and auto-components, a South African diplomat has said.

A statement issued by the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Friday, quoted Phillip Mtsweni, economic consul attached to South Africa's Mumbai consulate, as calling for collaboration between Indian and South African entrepreneurs.

"...there is good scope for collaboration between Indian and South African entrepreneurs in a wide variety of sectors like Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, IT, Tourism, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure etc," the statement said.

Mtsweni was in Goa to interact with members of the GCCI, a top trade body in the state. Trade between India and South Africa is currently pegged at USD 14 billion, the statement said.

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