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Birmingham City Council Leader Mike Whitby holds the baton aloft at the reception
Birmingham keen to strengthen links with India Inc through Delhi 2010

BIRMINGHAM:  The enormous potential for the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi to foster trade links for India came through tellingly at the response to the Commonwealth Business Club India (CBCI) during the reception to the Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi here on Tuesday.


Birmingham City Council Leader Mr Mike Whitby said the city was committed to fostering trade with India. “The CBCI launch underpins the strong economic relationship between Birmingham and India. We are keen to further establish our strong business links through the Commonwealth Games,” he said. “As a global city with a local heart, we are committed to fostering trade with India and today`s event will help build more bridges to deliver that.”


In a message, CBCI Chairman and Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Chairman Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, MP, said the Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi would help showcase the immense opportunities India offers the Commonwealth’s business community.


“India and the United Kingdom should aim at doubling the level of bilateral trade as well as investment within three to five years,” he said. “It has been our endeavour to create a networking environment for business leaders of the Commonwealth. We want to develop greater awareness of India’s multifaceted tourist attractions and investment opportunities.”