A business delegation from Gujarat led by Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government of Gujarat and Managing Director, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GNFC) visited Kuwait from 9 to 10 October.
The delegation comprised of representatives from Reliance Industries Ltd., Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd (Adani Group), GNFC, Kiri Industries Ltd., Dasaldhan Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Thana Acid & Chemical Co., Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd., Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Invest India and KPMG in India.
On 9 October, the Gujarat delegation held meetings with H.E. Khaled Al-Shamali, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Kuwait; CEOs of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Petroleum Industries Company (PIC), Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI); and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC).
On the same evening, KPMG, Kuwait organized a networking event for the Gujarat delegation with the participation of the members of Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), Kuwait wherein an MOU for cooperation in promotion and development of economic and commercial exchange between the Government of Gujarat and IBPC, Kuwait was signed.
On 10 October, the delegation met H.E. Sheikh Yousef Abdullah Sabah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah, Director General of the Kuwait Ports Authority. Later on the same day, the Embassy in association with the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) organized a Business-to-Business (B2B) Meeting at the KCCI, wherein the KCCI delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Dirrar Yusuf Al-Ghanim, Board Member.
The visiting delegation highlighted the advantages of investing and doing business in Gujarat during their meetings in Kuwait. The visit also provided an opportunity to the members of the Gujarat delegation to explore trade and investment opportunities in Kuwait, including collaborations and tie-ups with businesses and enterprises of Kuwait.
During their meetings, the Gujarat Delegation extended invitation to the Kuwaiti dignitaries to participate at the “Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017”, which is scheduled to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 10-13 January 2017.