18 Apr 2018 – 12:55
Doha: With a direct shipping line service named “India-Qatar Express Service” launched between India and Qatar in the month of June, 2017, the time for exports of commodities between India and Qatar directly have reduced travel time to 3-4 days.
The export of food products and other items from India to Qatar have witnessed a substantial rise in the last few months.
India has a very strong agriculture sector, which represents 17 percent of the GDP and 10 percent of its exports. There exist considerable opportunities in the food processing sector in both countries, said Indian Embassy in a statement.
To further strengthen commercial bonds between two countries, a Global Expo and Summit on food commodities is being organised by Vibrant Tamil Nadu, in association with the Embassy of India, Doha and in partnership with Indian Business & Professional Council (IBPC) and Tamil Associations at Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel, today. The Ambassador of India, P Kumaran, will be the chief guest for the event.
Vibrant Tamil Nadu Global Expo and Summit 2018 is first of its kind of road shows focusing on food and beverages sector of Tamil Nadu, which is one of the leading producers of agro and food products.
The summit will have insights on the latest technological developments, and innovation in agriculture, food & beverage sector, food processing, packaging, logistics, cold storage and warehousing, branding and related subject, coupled with advanced production practices, preservation techniques and marketing tactics.
India and Qatar share century-old ties characterised by commercial, traditional and people to people exchanges.
In the 21st century, the interaction between the two countries has been further reinforced with the establishment of strong and robust commercial and business ties benefitting the people of the two friendly countries.
Indian-Qatari relations are steadily growing in the last few years. The regular exchanges at the highest political level has laid down the road-map for the two countries. The two countries have been witnessing a steady rise in our economic and trade engagement.