UAE join forces with India to launch third country projects in Africa

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE and India have joined hands to launch third country projects in Africa, where the Emirates is expanding its footprint rapidly.

Recently, a joint India-UAE healthcare delegation visited Tanzania in order to discuss investment opportunities and meet senior government officials.

According to the statement, “The purpose of the visit was to identify specific projects to work with the Tanzanian government and private healthcare providers.”

The Indian delegation was led by Mr. Lav Agarwal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, while the UAE delegation was led by Mr. Abdul Wahed Abdul Hakim Al Jabri, Head of Control, UAE Ministry of Foreign Aid Affairs.

As per the statement, “Medanta, NephroPlus, Dr Lal Path Labs, KEF Holdings, FICCI and Invest India) and the UAE (G42 Healthcare, Tamouh, and Somerian), as well as representatives of the governments of both countries, participated in the delegation.”

“The delegation had detailed discussions with Tanzania’s Minister of Health Ummy Mwalimu and visited Tanzania Tanzania Investment Center and well-known hospitals in Dar es Salaam such as Great Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Muhibili National Hospital, Saifi Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital, and Hitech Sai Hospital, and discussed various possibilities for cooperation and investment potential,” the officials said in a statement.

The Indian High Commission in Tanzania, in collaboration with the UAE Embassy in Tanzania, also organized a business roundtable for health sector professionals.

Earlier this month, UAE-based leading logistics, industry, and trade facilitator, AD Ports Group signed a preliminary agreement with India’s Adani Ports to explore joint investment opportunities in Tanzania. The two companies will collaborate on potential end-to-end logistics infrastructure and solutions, which include services for rail, maritime, port operations, digital services, and an industrial zone.

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