Addressing the 4th India-Europe 29 Business Forum, organised in New Delhi by FICCI with the support of the Ministry of External Affairs, Akbar said that India is assiduously furthering the global goal of shared prosperity.
The radical reforms that were introduced by the Government have delivered robust results, said Akbar, while highlighting the government programmes that contributed to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
He cited how interventions in the areas of micro-finance and housing have strengthened the participation of women in development endeavours.
Pointing to the threat of terrorism confronting global societies, Akbar said that India and Europe have come together to fight the war against terrorism and make the world a peaceful place to live in.
Tomas Huner, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic, in his address said that India is one among ten most important non-European trade partners of Czech Republic. He underlined the immense scope for bilateral partnerships in the area of energy development.
Camelo Abela, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Malta, urged Indian industry to increase their investments in Malta and enjoy the benefit of easier access to the European and African markets.