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Northern Ireland trade mission to visit India

An Irish delegation will visit India in April to meet leading film makers of the industry.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2006 12:59 IST

In order to woo Bollywood movie makers to shoot their films at the picturesque locations of Northern Ireland, a Irish delegation will visit India next month to meet leading film makers of the industry.

Secretary of State for Northhern Ireland Peter Hain, who will lead the high-level trade delegation to India from April 4 told reporters in London on Thursday night that he would meet some of the producers in Mumbai and invite them for location shootings in Northern Ireland.

Stating that there was enormous scope for joint ventures in hi-tech industries in Northern Ireland, Hain said some Indian companies including HCL Technologies Ltd have already identified Northern Ireland as a cost-effective platform for growth in Europe.

"Our companies are increasingly seizing opportunities in India through alliances that will strengthen their international competitiveness," he said.

The Secretary of the State, who had earlier visited India as foreign minister in 1999 and 2000, said he would explore opportunities in trade and investment between the two countries during his 10-day visit to India.

"There is great opportunity for increasing trade and investment both ways," Hain said.