Canada’s Trade Minister Stockwell Day and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated a new Canada trade office in Ahmedabad.
The Canadian Minister said, “this centre will be a platform to make economic partnership between Canada and the people of Gujarat stronger.”
The Chief Minister said, a new chapter of Gujarat-Canada economic cooperation has begin today with this trade office.
Since Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced last year to deepen trade ties with India, Canada has already opened two trade offices in Hyderabad and Kolkata. This will be the Harper government’s third such office to be opened in India.
Prior to these three offices, Canada had a trade office in Bangalore.
“The opening of a trade office in Gujarat fulfills our long-standing demand. It is a great news for Canadian companies looking for trade with India’s fastest growing state,” said Winnipeg-based Hemant Shah who lobbied with the Canadian government for the Ahmedabad office.