联络人（干事）：: 先生. Hiren Bhatt
Cultural and trade relations between India and Africa date back to ancient times – from early fourth-century trade to recent times with enhanced cooperation in areas of business, trade & commerce and cultural exchanges. Over the last two decades, India-Africa relations have grown exponentially in a multidimensional way.
India joined the African Development Fund (ADF) in 1982 and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 1983, initiating a long history of cooperation spanning over 30 years. To enhance bilateral between India and African countries, 19 trade agreements have been signed apart from the numerous bilateral agreements and Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to strengthen the trade and ties with India.
The Annual Meeting 2017 of African Development Bank was organized in Gujarat providing a perfect platform for India and Africa for deepening their economic cooperation and partnership. The Government of India also organized an “India Africa Cooperation” event, and an exhibition on the side lines of the Annual Meetings to further enhance the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 organized during 10 – 13 January 2017 witnessed one of the largest participation from the African continent. More than 160 delegates participated from over 18 African countries. Foreign dignitaries including several Heads of State I Government have also graced the event over the years with their presence. Moreover, an Africa Country seminar was organized during the Summit by the lndoAfrican Chamber of Commerce.
As part of the 9th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, a dedicated 'Africa Day' event is being organized on 19th January 2019 to provide a platform for global leaders and industry captains to come together to discuss the opportunities for strategic partnerships, trade and investments and further enhance the bilateral trade relations between India and Africa in general and Gujarat and Africa in particular. Additionally, a dedicated Africa Pavilion will be setup in the Exhibition Area for African and Indian companies to showcase products and services of mutual interest.