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India, Kazakhstan to increase cooperation in textiles

May 02, 2017
India, Kazakhstan to increase cooperation in textiles

Indian and Kazakhstan are deliberating upon increasing cooperation in textiles sector and exploring export of raw cotton from South Kazakhstan to India for processing in Indian enterprises. The issues were discussed by the Kazakh-Indian Joint Working Group for cooperation in textiles during April 20-21, 2017 in the southern Kazakhstan city of Shymkent.

It was the fourth meeting of the joint working group on textile. The talks were organised with the support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India and the Mayor’s office of the South Kazakhstan region, according to an agency report.

The two sides also exchanged views on the possibility of India’s participation in strengthening and development of light industry in the region. The Indian delegation also interacted with businessmen of the South Kazakhstan region, the report said.

The five-member Indian delegation was led by Subrata Gupta, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Textiles and co-chair of the JWG. The 11-member Kazakh side was led by B Jamalov, Deputy Akim (Governor) of South Kazakhstan region, and co-chairman of the JWG.