12 Sep :The 15th Session of Indo-French Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) is scheduled to be held here on 15th and 16th September, 2008. The official-level meeting will be held on 15th September and co-chaired by Dr. Rahul Khullar, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
On 16th September, there will be a bilateral meeting between Shri Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Commerce & industry and Mrs. Anne Marie Idrac, French Minister of State for External Trade. Thereafter, Shri Kamal Nath will have a meeting with the French Delegation. During the bilateral meeting, both the Ministers are expected to discuss about enhancing the bilateral trade, investment flows, and activities under the MOU on Cooperation on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).
The Ministers would also discuss about the review of Joint Working Groups on agriculture, IT & telecom, transport sector, energy, mineral exploration etc.The Protocol of the Indo-French JCM is expected to be signed by both the Ministers on 16th September, 2008.
The JCM will be attended by Shri G.K. Pillai, Secretary (Commerce); Shri Ajay Shankar, Secretary (DIPP); and senior officials from the Ministry of Power, Railways, Telecommunications, Urban Development, Road Transport & Highways, Mines, Posts and Information Technology.