Indian Minister Of State Discusses Relations

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean chatting with India’s Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, Law and Justice P. P. Chaudhary, during their recent meeting. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

India’s Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, Law and Justice, Shri P. P. Chaudhary, has praised the long-standing relationship between India and Barbados and pointed to specific initiatives that would further enhance the cordial ties.

He gave this undertaking recently, during a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, at the Ministry recently.

The Indian official mentioned cooperation in agro-processing, health and education as existing areas of cooperation that could be strengthened to the benefit of both countries. He also suggested the need for a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA).

In turn, Senator McClean said that both countries should pursue a DTA since it opened up other opportunities for further collaboration. She added that Barbados was keen to collaborate on renewable energy, greenhouse technology, basic electricity generation and film production.

The two officials also discussed an Air Services Agreement; Cooperation in Information Communications Technology; post-disaster response; the development of a film training course for budding film producers; and continuing medical education.

Also accompanying Minister Chaudhary were High Commissioner, Satendar Kumar; Second Secretary, Mr. Deepak; Permanent Secretary, Rajesh Chippa; and Honorary Counsul for India, Dr. Mohini Harris.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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