Canada India Foundation Commends the Government of Canada on Opening of Trade Office in Gujarat

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Canada India Foundation, yesterday, commended
the Government of Canada's decision to open a trade office in the State of
Gujarat, India. The decision, announced by Prime Minister Harper before a few
hundred successful Indo-Canadian business people and professionals in Toronto,
was met with loud applause signifying unmitigated support. "This is a strong
first step toward Canada establishing strong trade and economic relations with
the State of Gujarat after many years of indifference toward India's fastest
growing industrialized state. This move indeed recognizes the potential for
substantial trade and investment opportunities for Canadians with Gujarat,"
stated Ramesh Chotai, Co-Chair of CIF. "With its state industrial output
growing at 20%, Gujarat is indisputably a business friendly jurisdiction that
Canadians will do well to consider when making investments abroad. Gujarat
boasts some of India's greatest business success stories including serving as
home to the world's largest grassroot oil refinery and the worlds largest
diamond processing industry, as well as burgeoning IT, software and energy
sectors," stated Manoj Pundit, Spokesperson, CIF. Canada India Foundation
looks forward to working with the Canadian Government and the Indo-Canadian
community to strengthen ties with the Government of Gujarat and the people of

For further information:

For further information: Manoj Pundit, Spokesperson, Canada India
Foundation, Ph. (416) 367-6577, Email:

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