IETO Delegation invited to the Republic of Djibouti to formalize discussions on the Djibouti Airport project by GMR Builders in India and the supply of Tata Motor Sedan cars to the country. The Ambassador of Djibouti Mr.H.E. Mr. Said Absieh Warsama inaugurated the India Djiobuti Trade Forum initiated by IETO for various trade and promotion activity between the two countries.
Djibouti, a tiny nation of less than three million people in the Horn of Africa, is cooperating with India closely to combat threats to shipping in the Indian Ocean from pirates based out of civil war-wracked Somalia. Djibouti is an important transit port for regional and international shipping as well as a base for refueling.
“India has always been a significant entity in the region, as the name Indian Ocean implies. We are helping India directly as well as indirectly in the war against piracy. Indian marines are going to Djibouti and staying there two-three days before going out to sea to search for pirates,” Ambassador told in an interview here.
IETO Delegation met Mr. Omar Sultan Al Olama (عمر سلطان العلماء) Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates.
He used an effective metaphor to describe where this “race” is at on the international stage.
“AI is like a black box,” he said. “There are countries that do not care what is in the black box, as long as the answer – or what comes out of it – is positive,” he said. Others, like the EU “are not concerned about the answer as long as everyone fits in the black box. And there are countries that don’t care about what the black box is, as long as they have the biggest black box.”
The minister and other experts on the AI panel at the Paris Peace Forum agreed that the major issue at hand is inclusivity, both at the national and international level.
IETO visited Israel with the Chief Minister of Indian State Karnataka to collaborate and explore opportunities in Agriculture, Irrigation, Education and Health related businesses.
The Delegation was headed by Mr. H.D. Kumarswamy, Chief Minister, Mr. Basavaraj Horatti, Prof . Rangappa- Former Vice Chancellor of Mysore University, Puttaraju-Minister for Transport, Puttaswamy Gowda- Member of the Legislative Council in the state. The Delegation visited various livestock breeding farms and Irrigation companies to further the cause of Agriculture in the State.
To find long-term solutions to problems plaguing the agriculture sector, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, in his maiden budget, has given a big push to the Israeli methods of farming and irrigation practices. Kumaraswamy, who had claimed to have brought back smart solutions such as drip and micro-irrigation adopted by Israel to benefit farmers of drought-prone regions, has now set aside Rs 150 crore for providing Israeli model irrigation facilities for 5 districts in the state. a high-level Agriculture Coordination Committee will be constituted under the chief minister’s chairmanship, which will meet once in three months and evaluate the impact of all programmes.