Ipswish Mayor meets Trade body

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Bangalore, Oct 13(UNI) Asserting that cities can bring nations together, Councillor Paul Pisasale, Mayor of Ipswich city, Queensland, Australia, has called for strong networking to achieve the common goals.

Addressing the members of the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Mr Pisasale, who is leading a business delegation from Ipswich opined that Education and Knowledge would be the key for future to sustain growth.

Inviting the enterpreneurs from the state for business partnerships in Ipswich which plays a vital role in the growth of South-East Queensland he said ''Ipswich is looking forward for infrastructure support and offers exciting business partnership'' .

Earlier, Mr J R Bangera, Chairman, International trade Committee FKCCI said that India had become Australia's sixth largest trading partner with the two-way trade between the two being 11.4 billion dollars during the last fiscal year.

He said the Education sector offered huge potential for Australian firms and institutions. ''Last year Australia edged out the United Kingdom to become the second most sought after destination for the Indian students and attracted over 15000 students in 2006'' he added.

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