India, France to sign protocol on Sep 16

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New Delhi, Sep 12: India and France are expected to sign protocol on September 16 to boost bilateral trade and investment flows during the 15th session of their joint committee meeting (JCM) beginning here on Monday, government said on Friday, Sep 12.

Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath is also expected to take up activities under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation on intellectual property rights during his meeting with French Minister of State for External Trade Anne Marie Idrac on Tuesday. The ministerial meeting will be preceded by official meeting on Monday. It will be co-chaired by Commerce department's Additional Secretary Rahul Khullar, India's representative at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.

Commerce Ministry said the two Ministers will review progress of joint working groups on agriculture, telecom and information technology, transport, energy and mineral exploration.

The JCM will be attended by senior officials from the ministeries of Commerce and Industry, Power, Railways, Telecommunications, Urban Development, Road Transport&Highways, Mines, Posts and Information Technology.


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