Sri Lanka and India agreed to discover additional avenues in direction of higher cooperation within the meals processing and dairy sectors, when Sri Lanka’s Excessive Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda met with India’s Minister of Meals Processing Industries Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras on Friday in New Delhi.
On the outset, Minister Paras accorded a heat welcome to Excessive Commissioner Moragoda and mentioned that he and his Authorities led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi are at all times prepared to assist Sri Lanka in these tough occasions.
Whereas thanking the Minister, Excessive Commissioner Moragoda careworn the significance of creating shut linkages between India and Sri Lanka in numerous sectors underneath the Minister’s purview, specifically the dairy trade.
Excessive Commissioner Moragoda mentioned that the import of milk powder from India together with via the prevailing credit score line would contribute to extend diet ranges amongst kids in Sri Lanka.
The Minister and Excessive Commissioner Moragoda agreed that cooperation might start with the dairy sector, and it might later be expanded into different sectors falling underneath the supervision of the Ministry of Meals Processing Industries. Excessive Commissioner Moragoda mentioned that the last word goal of those efforts could be higher financial integration of the 2 international locations.
With a view to trying into the way in which ahead for cooperation in these sectors, it was determined to kind a research group that might comprise officers from the Ministry of Meals Processing Industries and the Excessive Fee of Sri Lanka in addition to different related stakeholders each in India and Sri Lanka. It was additionally determined to have the primary assembly of the research group quickly.
Minister Paras who hails from the State of Bihar is the incumbent President of the Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Occasion, which is a part of the ruling Nationwide Democratic Alliance led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has been a member of the Bihar Legislative Meeting seven occasions since 1977 and had served thrice as a Minister within the State.
Secretary to the Ministry of Meals Processing Industries Smt. Anita Praveen, senior officers of the Ministry in addition to senior diplomatic officers of the Excessive Fee of Sri Lanka in New Delhi additionally attended the assembly.