Building on historical relationships, Malawians have set their sights on strengthening trade and investment relations with India in sectors as diverse as agriculture, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals writes *Claire Ngozo.
MALAWI'S interest in investment from India comes at a time when Africa's regional economic giant, South Africa, is also strengthening its relations with the Asian country through the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) dialogue forum. IBSA is a trilateral development initiative aimed at promoting South-South cooperation and exchange.
At the end of Mar. 2011, Malawian trade minister Eunice Kazembe attended the seventh India-Africa Business Conclave in New Delhi, India, where she approached Indian investors to explore trade opportunities in Malawi's mining, tourism and energy industries.