The five day-long third "India-Africa Summit" is expected to be attended by nearly 1000 delegates including Heads of Government, Ministers, government officials, business leaders
and others.

While the meeting between the Heads of the Government and States will take place on October 29, it will be preceded by the rounds of interactions between the ministers and the senior officials.

On October 30, bilateral meetings are being scheduled, Navtej Sarna, Secretary (West), said  here.

When asked how many confirmations the government has received, he informed invitations were being sent out at three levels Head of the Government, Foreign Minister and Senior officials- and responses will come thereafter.

Earlier, the Summit was to take place in December but was cancelled due to Ebola outbreak in that continent.

With the government expecting big number of delegates for the Summit, it was logistically difficult given the public health guidelines to manage, the Spokesperson in the External
Affairs Ministry had said.

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