VP Venkaiah Naidu wraps up his trip to Senegal and heads to Qatar
VP Venkaiah Naidu wraps up his trip to Senegal and heads to Qatar

SENEGAL: After a three-day visit to Senegal, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu left for Qatar on Saturday, the final leg of his three-nation trip. Antoine Felix Dioume, the Senegalese Minister of Interior, and other dignitaries greeted him at Dakar Airport.

Naidu is in Gabon, Senegal, and Qatar for a visit. Naidu had previously spoken at the 'Tiranga-Business Dialogue: India-Senegal Business Forum' in Dakar, Senegal. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that bilateral trade between India and Senegal has reached a new high of USD 1.65 billion in 2021-22, highlighting the growing trade and economic links between the two countries.

In addition, the Vice President expressed confidence that the commerce will expand greatly in the next years. Naidu has been in Senegal since June 1 and will now continue his trip to Qatar. Senegal, a West African country, sees India as an important and trustworthy partner in its vision of 'Emerging Senegal 2035.' Earlier, Naidu reaffirmed India's commitment to supporting Senegal's development.

Economic issues were also highlighted during his visit to Senegal. "Both parties discussed bilateral trade, which has increased by 35-37% in the last two years. The current value of bilateral commerce is 1.65 billion dollars "In a news conference, MEA Secretary (ER) Dammu Ravi said.

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