South Africa and India’s relations are historical in nature – the countries relations are according to Indian High Commissioner to South Africa Ruchira Kamboj, the relations have a solid framework. The trade between the two countries stands at approximately $10 billion. According to Engineering News, more than 150 Indian companies have invested in South Africa employing more than 20 000 South Africans.
India and South Africa are old friends and historical partners,” she highlights. “Don’t forget we are Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries, members of Ibsa (India, Brazil, South Africa), we are both members of the Commonwealth. And we are both countries of the Global South,” says Kamboj.
“This time is the best time, for we have a New India and a New South Africa,” she affirmed. “In 2018, so far, 14 Indian Cabinet Ministers have visited South Africa, including Prime Minister Modi (for the Brics Summit). We believe that this high-level engagement will continue. It sends the right signal to business and especially investors.”
Source: Engineering News