IEP Chandigarh, September 28
The Foreign Cooperation Department (FCD), Haryana and Saskatchewan India Office, High Commission of Canada jointly organized Haryana-Saskatchewan Round Table Conference at Chandigarh to identify, facilitate, support, strengthen and enhance opportunities and strategic partnerships in the areas of mutual interest and benefit between Haryana and Saskatchewan province of Canada.
Notably, under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, the State Government is making constant efforts to increase foreign investment in Haryana, for this, the State Government has constituted a separate Foreign Cooperation Department.
The department is continuously in touch with foreign countries and various programmes, and meetings are held with investors to promote investment in the state. In this episode, the Haryana-Saskatchewan Round Table Conference was organized.
“The State Government of Haryana is committed to strengthening relationship with Saskatchewan in fields such as Skill Development, Academic research, trade, export and parliamentary exchanges and full support would be provided to Canadian companies willing to invest in Haryana as well Investors from Haryana willing to invest in Canada,” said Additional Chief Secretary, Foreign Cooperation Department, Sh. Yogender Chaudhry.
Setting the context of the roundtable, Director General and Secretary, Foreign Cooperation Sh. Anant Prakash Pandey, said that the Haryana-Saskatchewan Round table conference is a step forward towards the Memorandum of Intent (MoI) signed between the Foreign Cooperation Department and the Ministry of Trade & Export Promotion of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada signed earlier this year in March 2022.
This roundtable provided the right platform for the stakeholders to come together in furthering the objectives of MoI and instituting strategic action points under the said agreement, he added.
“Saskatchewan and Haryana share a lot of commonality in their growth story and there is immense potential to leverage each other’s strength to meet the common goal of economic growth across several sectors,” said Assistant Deputy Minister Richelle from Canadian Mission in India. She also thanked FCD for supporting the partnership between both regions.
Director General, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Sh. Hardeep Singh, Adviser, FCD, Sh. Pawan Chaudhary, Chairman, Haryana Traders’ Welfare Board, Sh. Ram Niwas Garg and representatives of CII, Indo-Canada Chambers of Commerce and other Industry leaders from different sectors attended the roundtable conference.