Pulses and grains body hold talks with Argentine minister to promote international trade

The Pulse and Grains Association meet was primarily focused towards promoting relations between India and Argentina

   
Indian Pulses and grains association in an event

Indian Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry, held productive talks with Santiago Cafiero, the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and Hugo Gobbi, the Argentine Ambassador.

The focus of the meeting was chiefly inclined towards promoting relations between India and Argentina and providing an impetus to ongoing trade, whilst also opening up potential avenues between the two countries.

Bimal Kothari, Chairman, IPGA put forth the potential, that the two countries have to further foster the volume of trade in the Agri-products space and pulses, especially lentils.

IPGA delegation is planning to visit the provinces of Salta and Cordoba in July this year, to get insights into the overall agriculture system and explore trade opportunities between the two countries.

Kothari, Chairman, IPGA also extended an invitation to a large number of delegates from Argentina to attend the eagerly awaited sixth edition of ‘The Pulses Conclave 2022’ to be hosted by IPGA in September in Mumbai.

All the ideas and concerns put forward by IPGA, as well as its Argentine counterpart, received unanimous support from members and guests present for the meeting, stressing the importance of improving access to markets, achieving a sustainable food future, fostering new opportunities for value-addition, and creating jobs in particularly semi-urban and rural areas.

“We recently held and concluded a productive meeting with Mr Santiago Cafiero and Mr Hugo Gobbi while on their visit to India. We not only appreciate their presence but also the insights and perspectives that were shared on the Indian-Argentina trade. Both parties discussed avenues to further strengthen the healthy ongoing trade in the agricultural sector and explore the high potential for growth in trade and investments.”

“Members present at the meeting reaffirmed their commitment to enable smoother bilateral trade and investment flows via enhanced and continued agreement. This proves that, through dialogue and the quest for common ground, we can create a new framework that fulfils the end goal set by involved parties.” he adds.