March 26, 2022 17:59 (UTC+04:00)
The 8th edition of BEST OF INDIA – The Largest Trade Fair for Exclusive Indian Products was officially inaugurated jointly by HE Mr. B. Vanlalvawna, Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan, HE Mr. Firdovsi Aliyev, Deputy Minister of Ecology of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Mr. Sanjeev Dhir, Chairman, Wool and Wool Export Promotion Council (WWEPC), at Baku Sport Hall, 26A M. Huseynov Street (Old Neftchilar Avenue) on March 26, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m.) . Representatives of the Azerbaijan Foundation for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (AZPROMO) of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the National Confederation of Entrepreneurial Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan also attended the inauguration ceremony.
In his opening remarks, Ambassador B. Vanlalvawna highlighted that the event was part of a series of activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of India’s independence under the Azadi Ka Amrit initiative Mahotsav. He said there is huge potential for diversification of India’s economic engagements with Azerbaijan as the country offers good opportunities for Indian products and services. He noted that despite the pandemic, economic engagements between our two countries continue to grow, with trade between India and Azerbaijan increasing by 27% in 2021 compared to the previous year and expressed the hope that this fair would contribute to increasing economic commitments between the two countries. countries.
Speaking on this occasion, Deputy Minister Firdovsi Aliyev underlined that the high-level mutual trust existing between our two countries offers new opportunities for the development and deepening of cooperation in all fields. He added that there is great economic potential, a legal framework and a favorable investment climate between our countries. He stressed that this trade event and fair is important in terms of promoting such opportunities and wished that it be organized continuously.
WWEPC Chairman Sanjeev Dhir said there is a lot of potential for Indian wool products in Azerbaijan. He pointed out that the share of Indian woollens and other textiles as well as handicrafts in this market can be increased as Indian products are globally competitive both in terms of quality and quantity.
During the 9 days of the exhibition, more than 60 Indian companies will showcase high-quality products and services, including rice, tea, spices, gifts and handicrafts, home furnishings, textiles and garments , jewelry and cosmetics, etc. The exhibition will continue from March. April 26 to 03, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free.
The embassy stand in the exhibition hall for tasting real Indian tea attracts a large number of visitors. The show also featured promotional videos on Indian tourism, culture and investment opportunities. The foot falls on the opening day of the exhibition exceeded expectations. Traditional Indian dances, performances on Bollywood songs and the henna (Mehndi) stall attracted a lot of interest.