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Welcome speech by Ambassador at the Indian Community Reception Organized in Honour of President Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 03 August, 2019, in Conakry

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Namaskar, Bonjour, Good Morning,

Hon'ble President of the Republic of India His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon'ble Minister of State Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Hon'ble Member of Parliament Shri Dilip Ghosh, Senior officials from the Government of India, members of the Indian community.

It is my honour to welcome one and all to the Indian Community Reception being organized in honour of His Excellency President of India on the occasion of his State Visit to Guinea Conakry. At the outset allow me to convey the gratitude of the Indian Community to the Hon'ble President for choosing to visit Guinea. Excellency, we are deeply honoured for providing us with this opportunity to welcome you and your high level delegation. Please accept our warmest greeting. 

The Community in Guinea though small in number is vibrant and has shown their commendable presence in almost all spheres of activity in this country. In fact Hotel Sheraton Grand is a shining example of how well Indian community are doing. We have a significant number of entrepreneurs, investors, successful traders and qualified professionals, contributing to the development of virtually in every sector of the Guinean economy. The Indian community contributions have been duly recognized by the people and government of Guinea.

The community also forms the bedrock of people-to-people contacts and business contacts in India-Guinea interactions thus contributing further in cementing our bilateral relations. I am confident that your State Visit would go a long way in furthering these contacts between India and Guinea.

Excellency, we are deeply honoured that you agreed to share your vision on furthering India’s relations with Guinea & the region. Your visit, the first ever by an Indian President, indeed is a landmark in the process of deepening our cooperation in economic and political relations that has been unfolding over the past few years. 

With these few words I would like to request the Hon’ble Rashtrapratiji to enlighten us with his wise and reflective thoughts to which all of us eagerly look forward.

Thank you.