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Mr. J.P. Meena, Special Secretary in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (FPI), Government of India was in Toronto to participate in a major biennial event “SIAL Canada 2017,” held in Toronto from May 2-4, 2017, a press release report, issued by The Consulate General of India in Toronto, said.
SIAL Canada 2017, related to agriculture and food processing industries had meetings – arranged by the Consulate General of India in Toronto, Mr. Dinesh Bhatia -- with officials of Ontario Government and Canadian companies to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in food processing sector.
Mr. Meena accompanied by Mr. Bhatia along with officials from Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Invest India had met with Mr. Greg Meredith, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Small Business and other senior officials in the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Mr. Meena also had a chance to indulge in profitable interaction with the President of the Canadian Food Exporters Association as well as with the representatives of the various major Canadian companies.
Mr. Meena and Mr. Bhatia also participated in a Roundtable organised by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (I-CCC) in Toronto with prominent Canadian companies in the food and food processing sector, where Mr. Meena made an announcement about the “World Food India, 2017”, to be held in New Delhi, India from 3-5 November 2017.
Mr. Meena added that aim of this international food summit -- organised by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, India – would serve as a global platform for the vast investment opportunities available in India for all food processing and food retail players.
This summit, said Mr. Meena, would enable Canadian companies to connect and collaborate with potential investors, suppliers and buyers. The Canadian counterparts, keenly interested in enhancing bilateral relations, said they were considering participation in the Delhi Summit.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)