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‘India is not moving as slowly as before’: Jaishankar in South Africa



Johannesburg. Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, after concluding his three-day visit to South Africa for a BRICS summit of five countries, said India was no longer moving “relatively slowly”. He also spoke about the special relationship between India and South Africa, which will celebrate 30 years of new diplomatic relations, when speaking at a reception hosted by the local expatriate and expatriate community in Cape Town in the honor of the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Saturday evening.

S Jaishankar was in town for the BRICS bloc meeting hosted by South Africa with his counterparts from Brazil, Russia and China. Jaishankar said, “It is no longer India that was advancing at a relatively slow pace. When it comes to digital, I can say with great confidence that the methodologies and skills that I see in India, I don’t even see in Europe and North America.

He said: “This magnitude of change that is happening in India, when we talk about the pace of change in these nine years, it is actually something that I think the Indian community abroad, living in Overseas Well-wishers and even friends and well-wishers of India overseas need to understand that something very powerful and great is happening.

Foreign Minister S. Highlighting the achievements of the Modi government over its nine years through policy reforms and actions in various sectors to empower the people of India, Jaishankar said it was not about a protectionist effort. He explained: “A self-reliant India is not a protectionist India that closes itself off from the world. It is an India that makes India more, not just for the world, but with the world.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs said: “Today we are actively trying to build a partnership with the world. One of the indicators of success is the increasing amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) we have attracted to the country. He said that last year India’s FDI amounted to $86 billion, which was the highest in the world.

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