India elected as Vice Chair of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for 2018

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India elected as Vice Chair of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for 2018

Mumbai, November 19, 2016 – India has been elected as the Vice Chair for 2018 and Chair for 2019 of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS).

The announcement was made at the recently held KP Plenary Meeting 2016 in Dubai.

Accepting the decision of the KP, Mr. Manoj Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, Dept of Commerce, MOC&I, New Delhi, and head of the Indian Delegation to the KP Plenary Meeting, said, “With all gratitude we accept the responsibility to be the Vice Chair in 2018 and the Chair in 2019. I thank the European Union for their prudence and maturity in collaborating with us to reach this solution which creates goodwill.”

GJEPC Chairman Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya said, “I am happy to know that India has been elected as the Vice chair for 2018 and Chair for 2019 of the KPCS. I also thank the Plenary for selecting India to be the Vice Chair of Statistics too and express our deep gratitude for the same.”

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