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The Embassy - Press Releases - H.E. Dr. Ahmed Albanna met with Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Secretary to Government of India, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi, on 18th Sept 2019
Press Releases

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Albanna met with
Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Secretary to Government of India, Department for Promotion
of Industry and Internal Trade, at Udyog Bhawan,
New Delhi, on 18th Sept 2019

New Delhi | September 18, 2019

Ambassador Albanna accompanied by Mr. Ahmad Alfalahi, Commercial Attaché of UAE to India met Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Secretary to Government of India, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. The meeting was attended by Mr. Anil Agarwal, IPS, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

Secretary: Dr. Mohapatra welcomed the Ambassador & thanked him for being present for the meeting at a short notice.

Secretary: Dr. Mohapatra stated that the imports form UAE has increased from 37% in last one year, the total trade is around 60 billion dollars. He mentioned about a few UAE issues that are in the process of being solved: the clubbing issue, Abu Dhabi ship building case & Chennai port & DP World issue. Further to the discussion the secretary  added that in the last Fast Track meeting that was held in October 2018 a fast track mechanism was established  in which the problems of UAE companies investing in India and Indian companies investing in UAE will be resolved, a meeting will be held in November 2019 to discuss this matter further.

Ambassador: Agreed to be a part of the meeting and appreciated the efforts that have been made from the Indian side. He mentioned that the creation of the fast track committee will help in further strengthening the investment and trade relations. The Ambassador mentioned there are 3 main issues that are to be resolved:
a) The clubbing issue
b) Exemption of taxation of ADIA sister companies

c) The air service agreement

Ambassador mentioned that there had been meetings in the past with Late Mr. Arun Jaitley & Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, regarding solving these issues.  He also stated that he met with Mr. Piyush Goyal, Hon'ble Minister of Railway and Commerce & Industry on 16th September 2019 to discuss the same and an assurance had been given by Mr. Goyal that he will look into this matter.

Secretary: said that a meeting will be held in November to resolve all the issues discussed.

Ambassador: mentioned that he will be more than glad to help and extend support from his end.

Secretary: Thanked the Ambassador once again for being present for the meeting.

 
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