India is hosting the largest-ever India-Africa Forum Summit as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to highlight India as a partner for trade and investment. India is Africa's fourth-largest trading partner after China, the US and the EU.
In his first half year in office, the US president has spoken very little about Africa, except in the context of a budget proposal that demands deep cuts to the US development aid in Africa.
Disagreements over giving "market economy" status to China have prevented a common statement on climate change after an EU-China summit. The issues of dumping and access to investment clouded the talks.
President Trump's controversial decision isn't all bad news for the African continent, as many countries seek to be self-reliant in terms of climate change adaptation and move closer towards a clean energy industry.
At a press conference, the leaders of Germany and India have said that the countries' relationship is of "international significance." But ongoing talks are emphasizing how best to beef up business ties.
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