Appealing the diaspora community to be part of the 'India growth story' she said, "We are committed to good governance, transparency, inclusive and sustainable growth and we as the
government is ushering into an era of rapid economic development. There is a positive and upbeat business sentiment in our country."
The External Affairs Minister said the mood and the perception about India had changed because the Modi government has shown 'will and determination' in the last 15 months to ensure rapid economic development.
"We have achieved great success in the field of foreign office as well. The greatness of India now has a stronger resonance and our circle of friends has grown," Swaraj said.
Calling the overseas Indian community an 'inalienable' part of India's transformation, she appealed them to join hands with Indian government to take forward its developmental agenda.
Swaraj highlighted various initiatives of the government including the 'Make in India' programme to boost manufacturing with the help of world’s best technology.
"Welfare of our citizens outside India, particularly in this region is a top priority of our government. We have been proactively engaging with all the stakeholders to address the concerns of our overseas community," she said.

Swaraj said the Gulf and the North Africa were crucial for India's energy security and complimented the diaspora community for their contribution in ensuring stronger ties between countries of the region and India.


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