Gurgaon is known for its corporate culture. Concrete jungle is visible almost at all parts of the city and every day there is some event or the other. The millennium city is about to host the representatives of 54 countries for its upcoming India- Africa forum summit, which is scheduled to take place on December 4.
Two previous summits have already taken place in Gurgaon. In 2008 and in 2011 around 12-15 countries were present at the same summit. This is the first time that Gurgaon
is hosting the event. Previously the same summit was held in New Delhi
and the second one at Addis Ababa.
The third summit, which was initially scheduled to happen in June had to be put off as the general elections was about to happen in May. It is a huge responsibility to be hosting 54 African countries in Gurgaon, but the actual number of countries participating at the summit is yet to be finalised. It would depend on a lot of thing and also on the political scenario in December.
The preparations of the summit has began in consultation with the the African Union commission as was reported by the timesofindia.com. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is also expected to be present at the summit.
Each year the summit talks about the various issues concerning both India and Africa. In the first year the rising oil prices and food prices was the topic of discussion and in the second year, the head of the countries focused on different aspects of India- African relationship.
Although, Gurgaon is known for its faux pas with big event, this time people are really hopeful that everything would fall into place and the summit would be a great success.
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