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Mehbooba inaugurates international Buyer-Seller meet
3/17/2018 10:24:02 PM
Early Times Report

Srinagar, Mar 17: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti hoped that Jammu & Kashmir opens up to the world as an international trading destination through land routes, realizing its geopolitical situation, as part of a peaceful region.
Addressing a function on the inauguration of 7th International Buyer-Seller meet in Srinagar today, the Chief Minister said the State has been the recipient of major cultural, social and economic influences from the areas of Silk route from the past seven centuries.
She said these influences, once used contextually, would help in making the State a hub of economic activity in the region.
On the efforts of her Government in this direction, the Chief Minister said two dray ports are being set up at Jammu and Srinagar to get the goods from the State to the international market in a hassle-free manner.
She said with such an easy mode of transportation the agricultural and horticultural produce from the State would get a quality international market.
Terming today's buyer-seller meet as a milestone to promote the crafts of the State, Mehbooba Mufti said she is confident that such events build the trust between the business communities of the State and outside and also mark the beginning of the establishment of the State as a major international trading centre.
She complimented the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Industries Department for organizing today's event.
"I hope you will go back as our ambassadors in the international trading community and the masterpieces you carry from here will act as souvenirs of peace and goodwill," she said in her address.
Hailing the artisan community of the State for keeping the distinctive crafts alive despite distressing times in the past, the Chief Minister said that it was the craftsperson's community who kept the things moving when many of the economic parameters in the State were not so good during the last three decades.
"Our artisans do not use their fingers and hands only, they give their blood and soul to produce the artefacts J&K is known for," she said in her address while pledging all support from her Government.
"I assure you that my Government is with you for the promotion and strengthening of handicraft sector," she added.
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