The Indian President congratulated the Ghanaian leadership for moving the country to the low-middle income group and becoming one of the major African economies.
India and Ghana, he said, shared common experiences of the past. He quoted Tagore's famous lines on "Ethiopia" to underline the Indian empathy for the African people who had freed themselves after years of colonialism. He offered Indian investments and assistance in a whole range of economic and development activities to boost the African endeavour. A number of agreements are scheduled to be signed at Accra where Mukherjee will interact with the businessmen and members of the 10,000 strong Indian community. Mukherjee arrived here on Sunday on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to Cote D'Ivoire and Namibia as part of India's outreach to Africa to consolidate ties with the continent.