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Press Release on visit of Hon'ble Minister of Food Processing Industries of India to Dubai, 16-18 February 2020

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Consulate General of India

13 February 2020

Visit of Hon’ble Minister for Food Processing Industries of India to Dubai, 
16-18 February 2020

            A high level Indian delegation led by Hon’ble Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur, is visiting Dubai from 16-18 February, 2020 for Gulfood 2020. Hon’ble Minister will be inaugurating the India Pavilion at Gulfood 2020 on 16 February 2020.

            India Pavilion in Gulfood 2020 will be spread over 4,500 square meters and over 300 Indian companies will showcase a diverse array of food products, including pulses, grains & cereals; beverages; meat & poultry; dairy; health & wellness brands; and fats & oils, amongst others. Government of India is represented at the Gulfood 2020 with APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority), Tea Board India, Coffee Board India, Coconut Board of India & Cashew export promotion council.

            During her visit, Hon’ble Minister will also be meeting with Hon’ble Minister of Food Security, Government of UAE to discuss ways and means to further enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of food processing. The approximate value of the food trade between India and UAE is USD 1.4 billion with the major exports from India to UAE being Cereals; Edible fruit and nuts; Coffee, Tea and Spices; Vegetables; Sugar; Meat, Fish and Dairy.

            Hon’ble Minister will be addressing a Business Round Table on Opportunities in the Indian Food Processing Industry on 17th February at the Indian Consulate. She will also be meeting with select business organizations in the food processing and retail industry in UAE during her visit. 
            A brief note on food processing industry in India is available BELOW.