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First Minister holds talks with Indian Government

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has held talks with representatives of the Indian Government on day two of his trade mission to India.
Thursday 12 April 2012

Whilst promoting Wales as a place to invest and do business the First Minister has also addressed the Confederation of Indian Industry in the capital New Delhi.

He has held talks with Kapil Sibal, Minister for Human Resource Development and the Minister for External Affairs.

Speaking to Indian business leaders, the First Minister said:

"I was delighted to welcome a delegation of Indian businessmen to Wales last year and that the Welsh Government is able to support a trade mission here to India this week.

"There are a number of Indian companies already operating in Wales who make a valuable contribution to the Welsh economy and I am keen to see the number increase and I would welcome your views on attracting further investment in Wales.

"I would like to see stronger trade links between our countries and welcome the decision by the Indian High Commission in the UK and the Confederation of Indian Industry to hold their SME conference in Wales in October this year."

Commenting on his talks with the Indian Government, the First Minister added:

"I am grateful to the Ministry of External Affairs for their support for this visit and the Welsh Government is keen to develop stronger partnerships with India to our mutual benefit."

The First Minister’s delegation will move onto Mumbai where he will meet representatives from Tata, a major employer in Wales.

 

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