Surat : SGCCI's Mission 84 Paves Way for Bilateral Trade Boost with Zimbabwe

Vadodara Meeting Sets Stage for Business Collaboration and Export Opportunities

Surat : SGCCI's Mission 84 Paves Way for Bilateral Trade Boost with Zimbabwe

The South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) took a significant step towards fostering international trade ties by engaging with a high-level delegation from Zimbabwe. SGCCI President Ramesh Vaghasia, along with Mission 84 Coordinator Sanjay Punjabi, CEO Paresh Bhatt, and Core Committee members Komal Kumar Shah, Arvind Babawala, and Devang Rao, met with Zimbabwean officials in Vadodara to discuss collaboration and trade opportunities.

President Vaghasia outlined the SGCCI's Vision SGCCI Global Connect Mission 84, emphasizing its goal of boosting exports from India by connecting 84,000 entrepreneurs, traders, and exporters from India with counterparts in 84 different countries. The initiative aims to bring together chambers of commerce from India and various countries on a dedicated online platform. The delegation invited Zimbabwe to join Mission 84, highlighting the potential for strengthening Zimbabwe's economy and increasing bilateral trade.

Zimbabwe's Deputy Minister Raj Modi, who has a personal connection to Surat through his education at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, expressed enthusiasm for the initiative. He identified opportunities in Zimbabwe's solar, agriculture, textile, and automobile sectors, encouraging Surat's industrialists, traders, and exporters to explore these sectors under Mission 84. The Deputy Minister also assured the delegation of Zimbabwe's commitment to payment assurance and invited a delegation from Surat to visit Zimbabwe for direct business meetings.

The meeting also saw participation from Zimbabwe's Deputy Chief of Mission/Head of Chancery Peter Hobwani and Adviser on Economics and Commerce Nashibhai, who provided insights into Zimbabwe's industrial sectors, existing businesses, and investment opportunities. The discussions underscored the potential for robust bilateral trade between India and Zimbabwe, with a focus on creating mutually beneficial partnerships.