Discussions have begun with Maldivian businesses and members of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
The round table discussions organized by the Economic Ministry are aimed at highlighting the business prospects in the Maldives and provide information regarding business opportunities in both countries.
The discussions were started by Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail who stated that the government is striving to make the country a more attractive place for investors. The Minister also revealed that the ministry is working on bringing amendments to the Foreign Investment Law to do this.
Indian ambassador to the Maldives Sanjay Sudhir also spoke at the discussions and highlighted that India was the second country with the most green buildings after America and the same could be attempted in the Maldives by taking India's work in the field as an example. Ambassador Sanjay also stated that the embassy will remain as a connecting bridge between business from both countries.
CII director Chandrajit Banerjee also spoke at the discussions and stated that an exhibition to provide information about the business opportunities available in India needs to be conducted. He also stated that a conference regarding opportunities in the Maldives for Indian businesses also needs to be held.
"As the relationship between both countries keeps getting stronger, the relationship between the country's' in the business sector also needs to be stronger. These discussions will help to identify and start to get started on areas where we can work together," said Banerjee.