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UK plans 100-member delegation for VGS-2017

September 02, 2016

Continuing its association with the Vibrant Gujarat, the UK has decided to become a partner country for the next edition of the biennial summit scheduled for January 2017. The delegation will focus on the lifesciences and chemicals sectors.

"Gujarat is an important state for the UK and a large business delegation will participate in the next Vibrant summit. The delegation will comprise of 100 members," said British High Commissioner to India Mr. Dominic Asquith, who also met Hon’ble Gujarat Chief Minister Shri. Vijay Rupani on August 31.

Apart from lifesciences and chemicals, other focus areas in Gujarat are pharmaceuticals and energy. "The purpose of the visit was not only to meet political leaders and government officials but also to meet with businesses here," he said, adding that Gujarat is a very important state for the UK.

There will be two major delegations and some 30-40 companies will be from chemicals and lifesciences businesses.

"The delegations will look at collaborative ventures, apart from looking at possible tie-ups and joint ventures in Gujarat," said Mr. Geoff Wain, British deputy high commissioner, Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

Source : Times of India

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