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Visit of Foreign Dignitaries

In order to strengthen the bi-lateral relations especially in the Food & Agriculture Sectors, foreign dignitaries at the level of Foreign Ministers, Ambassadors and high level business executives of the countries concerned visits this Department to have a delegation level talks with Hon'ble Ministers, Secretary & other officers of this Department. During 2014 the following dignitaries visited this Department :

Delegation Purpose of the visit
Visit of a Canadian delegation led by Hon'ble Lyle Eldon Stewart, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture with Prof. K.V. Thomas, Hon'ble MoS(IC)CA,F&PD on 17th February, 2014 at 12.30 PM Although no formal issues proposed by the Canadian side to discuss, bilateral discussion concerning food security, grain storage, trade especially on edible oils, pulses etc. Raised during the discussion.
Meeting of Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Gerry Ritz with Hon'ble Minister for CA,F&PD, Shri Ramvilas Paswan. Meeting was a courtesy call on Hon'ble Minister to establish relations with the Minister and to discuss Canadian capabilities in grain handling and storage systems and the inclusion of Canadian pules in the Public Distribution System Scheme.
Visit of an executive delegation of US-India Business Council led by Mr. Paul Shickler, President, DuPont-Pioneer to meet with Shri Ajai Saxena, Joint Secretary, Department of Food & P.D. The deliberation was on the issue of senior management representatives of US companies to hear about India Government's priorities and identify India-based solutions and partnerships.
Visit of H.E. Dr. João Cravinho, Ambassador of the European Union in New Delhi with Hon'ble Minister of CA.F&PD Shri Ramvilas Paswan on 12/11/2014. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Wojciech Dziworski, First Secretary, Trade and Economic Affairs, Embassy of the EU in New Delhi. Meeting was a courtesy call on Hon'ble Minister and deliberated on bilateral issues including discussion on India's National Food Security Act, 2013.
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