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QUESTION NO.2694 ASIA-AFRICA DEVELOPMENT CORRIDOR

January 03, 2018

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2694
TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.01.2018

ASIA-AFRICA DEVELOPMENT CORRIDOR

2694. MOHAMMED FAIZAL:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has any plan to implement Asia-Africa development corridor;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the details of steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) to (c) Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is an initiative led by think tanks of India and Japan. The Vision Document of AAGC was launched at the Africa Development Bank Meeting in Ahmedabad in May 2017. According to the Vision Document, an Asia-Africa Growth Study will be conducted between 2017-18 that will lay down the next steps for sustainable and innovative development, as well as partnership between Asia and Africa through AAGC. The Study is expected to be presented to the Governments of India and Japan as also other leaders and policy makers of Asia and Africa in 2018.

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