Since last saturday, an belgian economic mission takes place in India and will visit different cities in India to promote different areas of belgian business activities and strengthen the economic ties with India: diamond, dredging, ports, technology, construction,waste, water treatment, renewable energy ….
The mission is bringing 344 participants to India, of which 287 are businessmen and businesswomen. Its aim is to further promote bilateral ties between India and Belgium, Belgium being India’s second largest EU trading partner (with a value of over € 12 billion in 2012) after Germany but before the UK and France.
The mission is led by H.R.H. Princess Astrid and belgian minister of foreign affairs Didier Reynders.
New Delhi was the first visited city. Chenai is the second one and a long stay is foreseen in Mumbai till friday.
Let’s remember that India is the second economical partner of Belgium, far ahead of the united Kingdom, the former colonial power.