48th Al­giers In­ter­na­tional Trade Fair: In­dia Pav­il­ion shows tech­nol­ogy, ser­vices paces

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F ICCI with the sup­port of the Min­istry of Com­merce and Industry, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and In­dian Em­bassy in Al­ge­ria or­gan­ised an In­dia Pav­il­ion 'Salam Na­maste' dur­ing the 48th Al­giers In­ter­na­tional Trade Fair from May 26th to June 1, 2015 in Al­ge­ria. In­dia was given the sta­tus of Guest of Hon­our Coun­try this year. Nir­mala Sithara­man, Min­is­ter of Com­merce and Industry, led the In­dian del­e­ga­tion.

The Al­ge­rian In­ter­na­tional Fair in Palais des Ex­po­si­tions, Al­giers (SAFEX), in­au­gu­rated by the Al­ge­rian Prime Min­is­ter Ab­del­malek Sel­lal on May 26, 2015, is one of the most prom­i­nent busi­ness events held ev­ery year in Al­giers, Al­ge­ria, fea­tur­ing large scale coun­try spe­cific pavil­ions. The Al­giers trade fair of­fers one of the best op­por­tu­ni­ties for for­eign com­pa­nies to reach Al­ge­rian buy­ers and con­sumers.

Af­ter the cer­e­mony, the Prime Min­is­ter moved to the gate of the In­dian Pav­il­ion and jointly lit the lamp to for­mally in­au­gu­rate the In­dian Pav­il­ion with Nir­mala Sithara­man, Abe­deslam Bou­chouareb, Min­is­ter of Industry and Min­ing, Al­ge­ria and Amara Beny­ounes, Min­is­ter of Trade, Al­ge­ria. The Prime Min­is­ter along with the Al­ge­rian dig­ni­taries, In­dian del­e­ga­tion, and mem­bers of Diplo­matic Corps went around the In­dian Pavil­ions en­ti­tled 'Salaam Na­maste' and ap­pre­ci­ated the stalls put up by more than 70

In­dian com­pa­nies work­ing in the ar­eas such as ma­chin­ery, trac­tors, au­to­mo­bile, auto com­po­nents, tyres and butyl tubes, build­ing and con­struc­tion, gran­ite, mar­ble, ce­ramic, food and bev­er­age, ir­ri­ga­tion, pack­ag­ing ma­chin­ery and prod­ucts, power trans­mis­sion, elec­tri­cal equip­ment, elec­tronic com­po­nent, en­gi­neer­ing, pharmaceuticals, sur­gi­cal in­stru­ments, and dis­pos­ables, hand­i­crafts, tex­tiles etc. On the side lines of this pres­ti­gious event, In­dia-Al­ge­ria Joint Com­mis­sion Meet­ing also took place.

A cul­tural event per­formed by the vis­it­ing Ra­jasthani Troupe, cour­tesy ICCR added to the glit­ter of the show.

Var­i­ous In­dian com­pa­nies met the In­dian Com­merce Min­is­ter af­ter the in­au­gu­ra­tion and briefed her about their op­er­a­tions in Al­ge­ria and fu­ture plans.

Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Min­is­ter of Viet­nam also paid a visit to the In­dia Pav­il­ion on May 31, 2015. He was ac­com­pa­nied by Abe­deslam Bou­chouareb and Amara Beny­ounes.

Top In­dian brands such as TATA Mo­tors, Son­alika, Preet Trac­tors, L&T, IR­CON, C&S Elec­tric, Ko­hi­noor Foods, JK In­ter­na­tional, Ray­monds, Shapoorji Paloonji and Bry Air Ltd, rep­re­sented In­dia at the trade show.

The In­dia Pav­il­ion show­cased the tech­no­log­i­cal, en­gi­neer­ing and ser­vice ca­pa­bil­i­ties of In­dian com­pa­nies and acted as a plat­form for busi­ness in­ter­ac­tion be­tween In­dian and Al­ge­rian coun­ter­parts. There were 38 coun­tries from around the world that par­tic­i­pated in this fair. Var­i­ous In­dian com­pa­nies re­ceived sev­eral busi­ness leads dur­ing the show.

Ab­del­malek Sel­lal, Prime Min­is­ter of Al­ge­ria inau­gu­rat­ing the 48th Al­giers In­ter­na­tional Trade Fair.

L to R: Nir­mala Sithara­man, Min­is­ter of Com­merce and Industry of In­dia; Ab­del­malek Sel­lal, Prime Min­is­ter of Al­ge­ria and Amara Beny­ounes, Min­is­ter of Trade, Al­ge­ria at the Al­giers In­ter­na­tional Trade Fair.

Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Min­is­ter of Viet­nam paid a visit to the In­dia Pav­il­ion, ac­com­pa­nied by Abe­deslam Bou­chouareb, Min­is­ter of Industry and Min­ing, Al­ge­ria and Amara Beny­ounes, Min­is­ter of Trade, Al­ge­ria.

Nir­mala Sithara­man, Min­is­ter of Com­merce and Industry of In­dia, in­ter­act­ing with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of In­dian industry.

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