He said,"The new constitution will strengthen IBPN to serve as a bridge between Qatari and Indian business communities.
Launched in 1999 under the aegis of the Embassy of India, Doha, with the ambassador of India to Qatar as its patron, the IBPN aims to promote Indian traders and formation of manufacturing and trading joint ventures between India and Qatar and promoting investment in either country on a bilateral basis.
Also speaking, IBPN
chief Azeem Abbas said the latest business delegation which arrived from India, with the patronage of the Federation of the Indian Chamber and Commerce (Ficci) is the fifth of this kind in a little over one year.
President Azim Abbas, ICBF President Kareem Abdullah and acting ICC President Girish Kumar also spoke on the occasion.
President Azim Abbas welcomed the minister.
The ambassador attributed all the achievements to the support she received from the community and commended the exemplary support rendered by ICC, ICBF and IBPN
, which shouldered some of the responsibilities of the embassy in catering to the Indians in Qatar.
Abbas said that the IBPN
had also urged the Additional Director of FICCI (Arab and Central Europe) Gautam Ghosh to request the Indian govt to organise an exhibition titled 'Made in India' in Doha in order to create a market for Indian goods in Qatar, thereby boosting bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
The slide show was followed by unveiling of the replica of ICC World Cup by the Indian ambassador who handed over the trophy to Sanjiv Kohli, minister at the Indian embassy, Azim Abbas, president of IBPN
, and Mohd Sabih Bukhari, chairman of NRI Institute.
Observing that Qatari investment in India is low right now, Sharma, who was in town to attend the Unctad XIII conference, urged IBPN
members to inspire and encourage their Qatari counterparts to invest in India.
The Minister of Indian embassy Sanjiv Kohli, President of ICC KM Varghese and President of IBPN
Azim Abbas presented mementos to the Indian contingent.
Chief guest Kohli, ICC chief K M Varghese, ICBF president Nilangshu Dey and IBPN
president Azim Abbas spoke.
ICC president K M Varghese, IBPN
president Azim Abbas, chairman of advisory council of ICC Hasan Chougule, first secretary at the Indian Embassy M R Qureshi, second secretary at the Indian embassy Anil Nautial, and many other community representatives and officials attended the function.