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Protocol Meeting Ambassador of India
Protocol Meeting Ambassador of India
Protocol Meeting Ambassador of India
President Aline Hanson and Senator Guillaume Arnell received the Excellency the Ambassador of India to France, Mr. Mohan Kumar, on Saturday, 27 February 2016, on his first visit to Saint Martin. The Ambassador was accompanied by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy, ​​Mr. Jaswal and three members of the Association of Indians of St. Martin, represented by its President, Mr. Pradeep Sadarangani.

This particularly fruitful exchange between the territorial executive and the representation of the Indian government has among them the elaboration of avenues of cooperation in the economic, cultural and educational fields.
The President presented the "Doing Business in Saint-Martin" booklet, produced by the community for investors, in order to inform them of the very advantageous tax potential of our territory. The ambassador said he was ready to consider the Saint Martin's fiscal regime to develop economic ties between India and Saint Martin indicating that this was precisely the goal of the new Indian minister Narendra Modi, His country radiates all over the world.
The promotion of Indian culture is also at the heart of the Ambassador's journey, which supported the President of the Saint-Martin Indian Association, which wants to build a cultural center on the French side, with support Of the Community. A project that would benefit the entire Saint-Martin population.
Among the Ambassador's proposals is the participation of Saint-Martin, the 21 next June in International Yoga Day, as well as the arrival of high-caliber Indian artists in Saint-Martin as part of the Namaste France program Initiated by India.
Lastly, the possibility of setting up student exchanges between India and Saint-Martin was mentioned, with the opportunity for Saint-Martin students to benefit from an Indian scholarship, particularly in the fields of technology and science . The Ambassador also informed the President that places would be available for Saint-Martin's young people in the partnership Volontariat International Entreprises with Business France which allows 250 young French people every year to go to India to train.

President Aline Hanson and Senator Guillaume Arnell were very attentive to the Ambassador's proposals, as exchanges between India and our small territory proved to be particularly promising. The two councilors wished to salute to the Ambassador the exemplary Indian community in Saint Martin, who actively participates in the local economy and invests constantly and positively in the life of the city.

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