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Thursday, August 02 , 2012 - 5.25 GMT
Indian Commerce Minister to visit Sri Lanka for India Show


India's Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles Anand Sharma will visit Sri Lanka from 2-5 August 2012 with a high-powered official and business delegation, the High Commission of India in Colombo said.

Indian Minister's visit will coincide with the Indian exposition "India Show - Land of Limitless Opportunities" that will be held from 3-5 August, 2012 at BMICH in Colombo.

Minister Sharma will inaugurate "The India Show" along with Sri Lanka's Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiyutheen, and Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation Sarath Amunugama, on 3rd August.

The show is organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, High Commission of India and India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF).

The exhibition is aimed at promoting two-way flow of goods and services between Indian and Sri Lanka, providing a platform for Indian companies to showcase their strengths and capabilities, encouraging Indian investment in Sri Lanka as well as to provide opportunities to the Sri Lankan companies to build business partnerships with Indian companies, the High Commission said in its statement.

The "India Show" brings together over 105 companies from India for the exhibition. Two high-level business delegations from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) would be part of the delegation led by the Indian Minister.

During his visit, Minister Sharma is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with a number of Sri Lankan dignitaries.

The Minister's visit in connection with the 'India Show', the launch of 'India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum' will significantly contribute to a closer economic relationship between India and Sri Lanka, the High Commission said.


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