New York City Eager to Establish ‘Sister City Economic Agreement’ with Surat
Encouraging Surat's industrialists and businessmen, Chauhan urged investments in various sectors including information technology, textiles, diamonds, pharmaceuticals, gems and jewelry, hospitality, trade, and services in New York City. He extended a warm welcome to SGCCI members, promising comprehensive assistance for their ventures in New York.
Surat : In a recent industry meet organized by the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) at Avadh Utopia club in Surat, Dilip Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner of International Affairs in the New York Mayor’s Office, expressed a keen interest in forging a ‘Sister City Economic Agreement’ with Surat, known as the diamond city of India.
Chauhan, accompanied by Chaturbhai Chhabhaya, a board member of CMES in Atlanta, USA, lauded the SGCCI Global Connect Mission 84 project and pledged complete support for its success.
Highlighting the proposed agreement, Chauhan emphasized its significance in fostering economic development through the exchange of ideas, facilitating mutual import and export of products and services, and sharing knowledge and technology between Surat and New York City.
Encouraging Surat’s industrialists and businessmen, Chauhan urged investments in various sectors including information technology, textiles, diamonds, pharmaceuticals, gems and jewelry, hospitality, trade, and services in New York City. He extended a warm welcome to SGCCI members, promising comprehensive assistance for their ventures in New York.
Assuring seamless access to essential data from the Chamber of Commerce of New York and other organizations, Chauhan aimed to facilitate business collaborations between SGCCI members and New York-based entrepreneurs. He particularly encouraged women entrepreneurs to actively participate in the business and service industry in New York and proposed a student exchange program to strengthen educational partnerships.
Highlighting cultural integration, Chauhan noted the celebration of Diwali, Durga Puja, Ganeshotsava, and Shivaji Jayanti as public holidays in New York City, fostering a sense of inclusivity and shared traditions.
Supporting this sentiment, Chaturbhai Chhabhaya emphasized the ease of investing in the United States, citing simplified online company registration and a culture of healthy industry competition. He underscored the importance of maintaining quality consistency and commitment for entrepreneurs and traders to achieve business objectives successfully.
“The proposed agreement between Surat and New York City signifies a promising collaboration aimed at leveraging each other’s strengths for mutual economic growth and fostering a robust global partnership” said Ramesh Vaghasia, president of SGCCI.