Empowering Tomorrow: Unleashing Innovation, Collaboration, and Global Impact on Day 2 of PHDCCI International Week – Where Vision Meets Action

PR No – 52

13th March, 2024

New Delhi



Empowering Tomorrow: Unleashing Innovation, Collaboration, and Global Impact on Day 2 of PHDCCI International Week – Where Vision Meets Action


The second day of the PHDCCI International Week saw an invigorating exchange of ideas, fostering a dynamic atmosphere of innovation and collaboration among global leaders, experts, and delegates. The exchange of ideas and experiences has set the stage for transformative actions that will positively impact economies and societies.

H.E. Mr. Sardor Rustambaev, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan,in India his deliberation mentioned that in the six years that India and Uzbekistan have been trading and cooperating economically, significant progress has been made in a number of areas. Both countries have shown a dedication to a multifarious collaboration that goes beyond economic gains to include breakthroughs in education, technology, and industry. Examples of these areas of mutual interest include medicines, hotel management, education, and textiles.


Mr. Daniiar Syrdybaev, Minister – Counsellor, Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic, India mentioned that significant efforts have been made by both India and the CIS nations to forge meaningful connections, notably in the areas of technology and logistics. The convergence of these domains signifies a mutual understanding of the significance of technology innovations and efficient logistics in promoting economic expansion and cooperation. Modern technology combined with effective logistics creates a bridge that improves trade, makes transactions easier, and fortifies overall economic relations between the countries.

Both parties are open to business potential in this situation. The welcoming gestures shown to Indian companies indicate a desire to promote business alliances and build on one another’s advantages. This openness highlights the possibility of mutual gain because India’s technological expertise and dynamic economy complement the opportunities and resources offered by the CIS nations, added Mr Daniiar


H.E. Mr. Azat Serikbossyn, Deputy Head of Mission, Assembly of the Republic of Kazakhstan, The excellent and mutually beneficial relations between Kazakhstan and India have been largely fostered by their spirit of friendship. This unity has resulted in significant growth in a number of industries, both in terms of quantity and quality.

The substantial advancement in manufacturing, especially in important areas like food, chemicals, and machine building, is one area of note. The increase in output is a reflection of both countries’ dedication to economic growth and mutual benefit. Improvements in the caliber of products and services highlight a shared commitment to fulfilling global standards and meeting customer expectations.

The active involvement of numerous Indian multinational corporations in conducting business in Kazakhstan is a notable aspect of this cooperative endeavor. These businesses, which contribute knowledge, creativity, and investment, have been crucial in shaping Kazakhstan’s economic environment. The existence of Indian multinational companies highlights the breadth of economic cooperation and is a sign of confidence in Kazakhstan’s business environment. To sum up, the robust camaraderie among people has created the groundwork for significant increases in output, with an emphasis on improving the caliber and volume of products and services. A prosperous and cordial cooperation exists between Kazakhstan and India thanks to the active participation of multinational corporations from India, which further strengthens the breadth of economic links.


H.E. Mr. Elchin Nariman Oglu Huseynli, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan highlighted that the two countries work together in areas, such as trade, tourism, and medical cooperation. This complex partnership places a strong emphasis on a shared prosperity pledge as well as the sharing of knowledge and resources. The synergies produced by this kind of cooperation promote interpersonal relationships and cultural understanding in addition to economic growth.

India is the tenth-largest economic partner, demonstrating the breadth and importance of its economic cooperation. This rating reflects the significant investment and trade flows that exist between the two nations, further establishing their status as important players in the world economy. The partnership’s dynamic nature is further highlighted by the opening of fresh investment opportunities. The openness to accepting fresh works and promoting investments is indicative of both countries’ forward-thinking perspectives, added Mr Elchin


As the PHDCCI International Week progresses, we remain dedicated to providing a platform that transcends geographical boundaries, fostering collaboration and innovation on a global scale.


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Mr. Steven De Wilde, Deputy Head of Mission , Embassy of Belgium, India said, India’s standing in the world stage has greatly improved, especially in the areas of research and development. The country is now at the forefront of worldwide competitiveness thanks to its dedication to promoting innovation and technological developments. India’s persistent culture of win-win competition, which promotes cooperation and mutual benefit with other countries, is an example of this trend.

Renewable resources and green energy are two notable areas where India has advanced significantly. The nation has become the world’s fourth-largest generator of wind energy, demonstrating its commitment to ecologically responsible methods and solutions. In addition to establishing India as a major force in the global energy scene, this accomplishment highlights India’s dedication to combating climate change and advancing a more sustainable, cleaner future.


Belgium and India have worked together to create a dynamic synergy, each using its own capabilities to advance the other. Belgium has become a research and development powerhouse, making substantial contributions to the growth of technology. Conversely, India has demonstrated its strength in the healthcare industry by securing its position as the world’s biggest producer of vaccinations.

A crucial component of bilateral collaboration has been the integration of information technology (IT), as Belgium depends more and more on India’s IT industries. This mutual reliance has advanced both countries in the rapidly changing digital sphere while also fortifying bilateral relations.


Belgium has made significant contributions to the semiconductor industry in India through its R&D programs. India’s technological prowess has increased thanks to this partnership, which has also created the groundwork for future innovations in the semiconductor industry.



H.E. Ms. Mateja Vodeb Ghosh, Ambassador, Embassy of Republic of Slovenia, India stated that Slovenia has excellent conditions for business and investment, with development prospects and stability. Recognizing foreign investment’s ability to improve and diversify the nation’s economic environment, the nation has actively pursued it. Thus, the inflow of foreign investment creates new opportunities for international investors in addition to boosting the nation’s economic development.

Slovenia is a country with a highly skilled and productive labor force. The nation has made investments in education and skill development, producing a workforce that is both skilled and flexible enough to meet changing industry demands. This human capital offers a strong basis for efficiency and creativity, making it a desirable asset for companies thinking about investing in Slovenia.


In addition, Slovenia’s ranking as the seventh safest nation in the world attests to its dedication to security and safety. This reputation not only gives citizens confidence, but it also makes the nation a desirable location for investors and companies looking for a stable and secure working environment. For investors seeking to investigate and take advantage of investment opportunities, Slovenia is an appealing option because of its safety record, highly skilled workforce, and friendly business environment, added Ms. Mateja Vodeb Ghosh


H.E. Mrs. Marje Luup, Ambassador, Embassy of Estonia, India stated that Estonia, known for its technological creativity and prowess, has cemented its place as a major global IT powerhouse. This foundation lays the groundwork for cooperative projects with countries that have comparable goals and values. Estonia is naturally liberal and willing to work in other markets, which fits in well with its global perspective and promotes cross-border collaboration.

Promising potential arise from the synergy between Estonia and India, especially in the areas of food and beverage production, military, and green energy solutions. Both countries may take advantage of their unique advantages to tackle urgent global issues. Collaboration in the field of green energy could result in creative and long-lasting solutions, supporting international efforts to tackle climate change.


Joint projects could improve technology and security protocols in the defense industry, resulting in a stronger defense alliance. Collaboration in the food and beverage sector also presents opportunities for shared invention, economic development, and the sharing of culinary customs.

Given their common principles of innovation, transparency, and a global outlook, India and Estonia are ideal allies for tackling today’s issues and creating new opportunities in a range of industries.


H.E. Mr. Reuben Gauci, High Commissioner, Malta High Commission, India mentioned that the pharmaceutical industry’s active relationship between Malta and India is a calculated effort meant to maximize the advantages of this partnership. With the primary goal of serving the European Union market, Malta is a prime site for pharmaceutical production. Malta’s EU membership is one of the main benefits since it allows easy access to the European market without having to deal with tariffs or trade restrictions.

The ease of conducting business in Malta is further enhanced by the lack of linguistic obstacles. The linguistic harmony between Maltese and Indian stakeholders facilitates communication and collaboration, hence augmenting the efficacy and triumph of the pharmaceutical alliance.


The pharmaceutical collaboration between Malta and India essentially takes advantage of Malta’s EU membership, linguistic compatibility, and highly qualified workforce to strategically build a production hub that can cater to the large European market. This joint venture puts both countries in a strong position to prosper in the ever-changing and cutthroat pharmaceutical industry, added Mr Reuben.


Mrs. Martine Aamdal Bottheim, Deputy Chief of Mission &; Minister Counsellor, Royal Norwegian Embassy stated that there are countless opportunities between India and Norway, offering a game-changing chance to double commerce between the two countries. This audacious objective demonstrates a common dedication to developing profitable alliances and strengthening economic connections across a range of industries.

One of the main areas of focus for the partnership is sustainable development and green technology. Norway and India are both prepared to work together to support the international effort to address climate change because they understand the value of environmental care. The collaboration has the potential to accelerate green technology developments and benefit economies and the environment by exchanging information, technology, and sustainable practices, added Mrs Martine


Essentially, the elaborate cooperation between Norway and India emphasizes a commitment to mutually beneficial collaborations and sustainable development, in addition to the goal of doubling trade. This alliance places both countries at the forefront of international economic and environmental activities by symbolizing a convergence of capabilities and goals, added Mrs Martine



Mr. Vijay Sheoran, Co-Chair, International Affairs Committee for Europe & CIS, PHDCCI, while welcoming the Diplomats and delegates for the session highlighted the close cultural and economic relations shared by India and European countries. He highlighted the various sectors of cooperation like Health & Wellness, Technology transfer, manufacturing, education , tourism amongst many others where both India and Europe have been closely cooperating.




Warm Regards,

Media Division

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry