“India and Canada have had a strong partnership rooted in common principles of democracy and diversity which define our identities. More than a million Canadians of Indian origin are at estimony to the values that our two societies deeply cherish. They form an enduring bridge of friendship between our two countries and I am pleased to see some of them here today”,stated Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Akhilesh Yadav while welcoming a High-level Business Delegation from Canada to Lucknow.

Around 10 member-strong, Canadian government and business delegation, led by Senator Asha Sethand President of Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), Naval Bajaj held day-long deliberations with Government of U.P. and business persons on trade possibilities across a range of sectors. Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Akhilesh Yadav himself took the charge on behalf of State government, ably supported by Chief Secretary, Mr.Jawed Usmani, Agriculture Production Commissioner,Mr. Alok Ranjan and Secretary, Infrastructure & Industrial Development, Mr. Dheeraj Sahu along with principal secretaries of different departments. Organised at the behest of ICCC, the theme of the conference was “Indo-Canadian Mission visit to Uttar Pradesh- Exploring Opportunities Beyond Borders.” State pitch presentation highlighting preposition of Uttar Pradesh was presented byits Knowledge Partner, Ernst & Young.

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