The Embassy of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a premier business association of India, organised a high-level visit of CEOs delegation, to Qatar led by Vir S Advani, chairman, CII Trade Policy Council and chairman and managing director, Blue Star Limited, from June 2 to 3 to explore possibilities of co-operation and collaboration with the Qatari businesses and institutions.

During their visit, the CII delegation held several meetings, including with Saleh bin Majid al-Khulaifi, assistant undersecretary for Industry Affairs and Business Development, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and Khalid Ahmad al-Obaidli, president, Public Authority for Regulatory Real Estate. The delegation also held meetings/visits to Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar Free Zones Authority, and Invest Qatar.

The meetings and discussions focused on identifying potential synergies in areas like MEP technology, AI, renewable energy, food security, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. These discussions highlighted the significant potential for mutually beneficial co-operation between Indian and Qatari businesses.

The CII CEOs delegation attended a networking luncheon with the Qatari and Indian businessmen and investors, organised by the Indian Business and Professionals Council. The chief guest of the event, Indian ambassador, Vipul, highlighted the abundant business opportunities between India and Qatar. He noted the significant contributions of the Indian community to Qatar's progress and emphasised the strong bilateral ties between the two nations. Vir S Advani, in his address, outlined CII's commitment to deeper engagement with Qatar, focusing on economic growth, technological collaboration, investment partnerships, and formalising the CII-IBPC, Qatar partnership.
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