KCCI meets Indian envoy to Saudi, seeks help to promote Kashmir products

A wide view of famous Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) had an interaction with Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr Suhel Ajaz Khan at Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organisation (JKTPO) office on Friday.

The Managing Director JKTPO Khalid Jahangir organised the meeting.

The KCCI team was led by the President Javed Ahmad Tenga and included Senior Vice President Ashaq Shangloo, Secretary General Faiz Bakshi and EC member Lateef Ahmad Bhat.

The team brought the matter of holding marketing promotion exhibitions/ fairs /marts /road shows for marketing and promotion of handicrafts, carpets, shawls, tourism, direct air connectivity between Kashmir and Saudia, export of horticulture.

It also sought Ambassador’s help in facilitating buyer-seller meet/ reverse buyer-seller meet / buyer to buyer meet / inter chamber consultations to enable local entrepreneurs, exporters have market assess for Kashmir products which have already a presence in Saudia and Gulf Countries.

The KCCI sought Ambassador’s help in organising a tourism familiarisation trip (FAM Tour) from Saudi to showcase the incomparable natural beauty and landscape of Kashmir in order to attract tourists from that country.

The KCCI brought to Ambassador’s attention the fact that about 50000 pilgrims from Kashmir perform Umrahh who have to travel indirectly to Saudi in the absence of direct flights from Srinagar.

His help was sought in taking up the matter at appropriate level which will provide much relief to pilgrims.

The President KCCI informed the Ambassador about its ongoing engagement with Jeddah Chamber of Commerce for investment and associated matters.

The Ambassador appreciated the issues raised by KCCI and assured of Indian Embassy and Counsel General’s cooperation and support for promoting interests of local businesses.

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