Liberia Woos Indian Entrepreneurs

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has held several meetings with entrepreneurs in India on the possibility of investing in Liberia.

They include the chairman and managing director of the Export-Import Bank of India (India EximBank), Yaduvendra and delegation, executives of Engineering Projects India (EPI), director of Silver Touch Technologies, Himansha Jain and delegation; GMR Family and executives of Western Cluster.

According to a dispatch from New Delhi, the Liberian leader held these separate meetings on Wednesday ahead of the third edition of the India-Africa Forum Summit, which takes place on Thursday and Friday.

President Sirleaf arrived in New Delhi, India on Tuesday to join her African counterparts at the Summit, which will enable consultations at the highest political level between the Heads of State and Government of all 54 nations across Africa and the Indian government to give a new thrust to an age-old partnership.

It will also provide an opportunity to not only reflect on the past, but to define the road ahead in tune with the present times.

During their meeting with the Liberian leader, delegates of Engineering Project India Limited (EPI), a Government of India enterprise briefed the Liberian President on their interests in the power, health and general infrastructure sectors, especially the desire to assist the John F. Kennedy Medical Center on the basis of public-private partnership.

The group is expected to pay a visit to Liberia in two weeks and work on a feasibility tour in 30 days, according to the dispatch.

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