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IITF an ideal platform for global fraternity: President Mukherjee

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New Delhi, Nov, 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said it is an ideal platform for the global fraternity which has a shared interest in trade relations to enhance peace and prosperity, while inaugurating the 35th India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2015

“IITF is an ideal platform for the global fraternity which has a shared interest in trade relations to enhance peace and prosperity. India’s efforts for inclusive economic growth and social advancement have shown the way forward to many developing countries. This is a time of great opportunities in India,” said President Mukherjee here.

President Mukherjee said that several recent initiatives of the Government of India have already started showing results and have created a positive impact in key sectors. The IITF endeavours to preserve, protect and promote India’s cultural heritage through collaboration amongst Government, industry, and artisans, craft persons and weavers.

“The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) has taken several initiatives this year to improve facilities offered to visitors. He complimented ITPO and its supporting agencies for organizing the Fair with improved logistics and facilities,” he added.

President Mukherjee further added that he was particularly glad to find considerable participation of companies from the SAARC region.

“Our South Asian neighbours are our highest priority in keeping with our ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. It was good to see Afghanistan as the ‘Partner Country’ and Bangladesh as the ‘Focus Country’ in IITF 2015,” he added.

He stated that the IITF is a brand name in itself and enjoys recognition worldwide and said “The annual celebration of trade and industry aims to deepen our bilateral relations with the rest of the world. In the realm of external relations, the Government of India has intensified our engagement with neighbours and friendly countries across the globe.” (ANI)