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Nothing wrong in inviting Pak trade body for Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Chief Secy

Press Trust of India  |  Gandhinagar 

The government Friday said there was nothing wrong in inviting a Pakistani trade body for the Global Summit 2019.

The three-day investor summit will be inaugurated by on January 18 here.

"It was GCCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) which decided to invite global trade bodies and the agreed to it.

"is also one of the global trade bodies invited by the GCCI. The government has not sent any invitation. And, there is nothing wrong in it (the invite)," J N told reporters here when asked about the invitation to the Pakistani delegation.

"GCCI took this initiative and we are happy with it, as we are already having trade relations with We welcome GCCI's initiative. Chambers from 35 countries, including Pakistan, are coming here," added.

The Pakistani delegation has been invited to participate in the 'Global Conclave of International Chambers', an event at the three-day summit.

In 2013, a trade delegation from had arrived in Gujarat to take part in the biennial summit, but it left without attending the main event following tensions on the border.

No Pakistani delegation was invited for the summit in 2015 and 2017.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 19:35 IST