Dubai: Leading Indian businessmen in the UAE praised their country’s large presence at Expo 2020 Dubai and discussed ways to strengthen trade and investment ties between the UAE and India.
They were speaking after a roundtable with Piyush Goyal, Minister of Trade and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, who inaugurated the India pavilion and called for invest in India, especially in various initiatives that the Indian government promotes. after recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MA Yusuffali, Chairman of Lulu Group, one of India’s largest exporters of fresh and processed foods to the Middle East, said: “There is a huge demand for high quality, free organic fruits and vegetables. pesticides in the region ”and stressed the need to further strengthen infrastructure such as cold stores, world-class packaging and research centers to meet the stringent quality requirements of both governments as well as retailers in the region.
He also suggested bringing a high-level delegation of Indian food producers and exporters to the United Arab Emirates immediately to explore new market demands after the COVID-19 era.
“The India Pavilion is truly a landmark on the Expo 2020 site and the way in which all key stakeholders from governments and the private sector have come together is truly commendable. I am sure this will further strengthen the image of a new India full of opportunities and options, ”he added.
Dr Azad Moopen, Founding President and CEO of Aster DM Healthcare, praised the Indian government and its Expo partner, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, for the futuristic and cultural showcase of the India that will attract millions of people over the six month extravaganza.
“The nearly 3.4 million Indians residing in India are proud of it and will visit the pavilion with millions of people from 192 participating countries. Aster is proud to be one of the sponsors of the India pavilion, ”he added.
Kamal Vachani, Group Director and Al Maya Group Partner, said the magnificent India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai would be a powerful platform for India to showcase its vibrant culture and tremendous growth opportunities. over the next six months in Dubai.
“The world will experience the country’s cultural diversity, ancient treasures, business achievements and leading opportunities through the pavilion’s advanced technologies,” said Vachani, who is also the regional director for the Middle East of the first association. Indian Electronics Trade Promotion and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC).