The UCCI on a bilateral trade mission to Nepal

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A 45-member delegation from the Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) left for Kathmandu on Wednesday at the invitation of the Nepalese government. The team comprised of leading industrial companies, MSMEs, commerce, agriculture, food processing, travel, mining and mining will hold talks with the Nepalese business community on Thursday in the presence of the Nepalese Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supply, Dilendra Prasad Badu.

Representatives from the Federation of Nepal, Handicrafts and Small Industries, Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Nepal Industry, Federation of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry will have inter-company meetings with UCCI representatives.

In line with the policy and mission of the Government of Odisha “Invest Odisha” and Make In Odisha, the delegation will attempt to explore common interest in trade between India and Nepal and find the opportunity to invest in Odisha.

Besides, the central government’s policy of “looking east” will also be the focus of the delegation in Nepal.

Odisha has a very strong relationship with Nepal as the King of Nepal has been granted certain rights to perform rituals in the Puri Jagannath temple. This visit will further strengthen bilateral ties between Odisha and Nepal.

The team expects to meet the Prime Minister of Nepal during a courtesy visit. The Indian Embassy in Nepal hosted and coordinated the visit. The government of Odisha has shown keen interest in this visit and has pledged its full support.

The delegation, which includes 14 female entrepreneurs and is led by UCCI President Brahmananda Mishra, will return to the state on August 20.

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