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Integrated Gulf Indian Cooperation in the Agricultural Sector and Food Security

Date: 20 Nov, 2015


AAAID participated in the 4th GCC- India Industrial Forum which was hosted by the Jeddah Chambers of Commerce in King Abdullah Economic City. The Forum focused on discussions around promising investment opportunities in the Gulf Cooperation Countries to increase trade exchange with the republic of India. This comes in light of the great potential that distinguishes the GCC countries in economic, trade, investment and political sectors.
AAAID’s President presented a distinguished paper in the 2nd workshop which discussed integrated GCC and Indian cooperation in the agricultural and food security sectors. The paper presented AAAID’s investments in the Arab countries and H.E explained that the GCC has abundant financial resources while India has the technical expertise and agricultural technology, which opens doors for the establishment of joint agricultural projects.

In the same framework, a 3rd workshop was held for Arab businesswomen and their Indian counterparts who were represented by the President of the Women’s Union in The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the city of Kerla and a number of business women and executives. AAAID presented a paper, which introduced the organization and presented its investment opportunities, established projects and projects currently under study. AAAID encouraged businesswomen in the GCC to invest in agricultural projects with the aim of achieving sustainable development and developing working and rural women in the Arab world. Further, this will in turn empower women in the GCC and allow them to benefit from investments in mega projects.
As part of the conference activities, His Excellency held meetings with the Chief Executive Officers of companies during which he presented AAAID’s new projects and how companies can contribute in its large investment projects. Many of those present expressed their keenness in learning more about these projects and details of how to contribute in their investments.