India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) hosted another edition of India Global Connect, a virtual business networking meeting, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 23rd September, 2021, providing a virtual platform for manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers to connect with the trade in the UAE to explore business opportunities.
The participants discussed the current economic and business scenario, jewellery trends, and trade procedures, to further strengthen ties between the two countries.
“Citizens in the UAE have an increased appreciation for Indian designs and that is an opportunity that can be tapped into,” said Pavan Kapoor, India’s Ambassador to the UAE.
“The pandemic saw a dip in these numbers but as long as the trade momentum is maintained, this sector will be an important component of the two countries’ progress.
“We have formally launched negotiations for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement between our two countries during the visit of the UAE Minister for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani on 22nd September. This is a very significant development, and we had the first round of negotiations in Delhi. I am quite hopeful that we will see early results which will have implications also for the gems and jewellery sector.”