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Ambassador of Czech Republic to India interacts with  business leaders, representatives of industrial associations of J&K

Discusses measures for economic cooperation, enhancing trade relations

SRINAGAR, JULY 07:  Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India, Her Excellency, Dr. Eliska Zigova today held a productive interaction with prominent trade and industry leaders of Jammu and Kashmir at Government Arts Emporium here.

The Ambassador was accompanied by third Secretary, Adam Padhola and Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic at Chandigarh, Guneet Chaudhary.

Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department J&K, Vikramjit Singh; MD JKTPO, General Manager JKTPO and other senior officers were  also present during the interaction.

The interaction cum business meeting organized by JKTPO, brought together key stakeholders including industrial associations, trade bodies, exporters, entrepreneurs and hoteliers from J&K to explore opportunities and develop economic cooperation. This meeting provided a platform for constructive discussions on enhancing trade relations between the Czech Republic and the region, identifying potential sectors for investment, and promoting tourism exchanges.

Prominent business leaders and young entrepreneurs like President Hotelier’s Club, Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya; President Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Javed Ahmad Tenga; President FCIK, Shahid Kamli; President Textile Park, Zakura,  Afaq Qadri; Farooq Amin,  Faiz Bakshi, Mujtaba Qadri, Sajad Shah, Yaseen Tuman, Izhan Javed, Shahla Ali,  Ruhaab Meer and others entrepreneurs were present during the interaction and expressed their views on different aspects of business environment.

Speaking about the visit, Ambassador Dr. Eliska Zigova expressed her enthusiasm about the economic potential, scenic splendour and cultural richness of Kashmir. She emphasized the importance of such interactions in deepening mutual understanding and forging partnerships that benefit both regions.

She elaborated on the strengths of Czech Republic in the field of Automobiles, Machinery, Tourism, Food Technology, Horticulture, etc, and expressed interest in strengthening bilateral cooperation in these areas.

Speaking on the occasion, Vikramjit Singh highlighted about the opportunities available in the fields of Health spas, technology, tourism, handicrafts and food processing sectors and explained various aspects of NCSS package, J&K FDI Policy and J&K Industrial Policy and other industry friendly measures initiated by  J&K Government to develop industrial landscape in Jammu and Kashmir.

During the interaction, Khalid Jahangir extended a warm welcome to the Ambassador and delegation on behalf of  Government of Jammu and Kashmir. He underlined the commitment of Government of Jammu and Kashmir to foster meaningful collaborations and promote Jammu and Kashmir as an investment and trade destination.

In addition to the business meeting, JKTPO also curated an exhibition, featuring unique products of J&K. This exhibition served as a showcase of the rich cultural diversity and craftsmanship of the region, offering the Ambassador and her delegation insights into the local artisanal traditions and potential export products.

Pertinently, Ambassador Eliska is currently on a three-day visit to Kashmir to strengthen bilateral ties and explore opportunities for economic collaboration. As part of her visit today, JKTPO organized  series of  events aimed at fostering business relationships and showcasing the cultural heritage of the region. The visit of the Ambassador of  Czech Republic to Kashmir marks a significant step towards strengthening bilateral relations and exploring new avenues for cooperation in various sectors.