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日印協会は、インド商業会議所(IMC)と覚書(MoU)を交わしました

2010年2月24日掲載


平林博理事長は2月14日から20日までニューデリーとムンバイに出張し、インド政府要人や現地邦人、現地の印日協会関係者等とお会いし、有益な意見交換や情報収集を行ってきました。
ムンバイでは、今年で103年となる歴史を誇るインド商業会議所(IMC)を訪問し、クリパラーニ会頭と協力関係樹立のための覚書(MoU)を結びました。
下記にその全文を掲載いたします。
(詳細につきましては、次号の『月刊インド』でご報告いたします。)

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
   BETWEEN
THE JAPAN-INDIA ASSOCIATION, JAPAN
   AND
INDIAN MERCHANTS’ CHAMBER, MUMBAI

Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC) is a premier Chamber of trade, commerce and industry in India. Set up in 1907, IMC has over 5000 companies as members which include over 1600 members of the Ladies Wing and 300 members of the Young Entrepreneurs' Wing. Its membership encompasses members from a cross section of public and private companies, trade services, professionals, proprietary and partnership firms, as well as the upper echelon of industrial houses. Today, its brand speaks of its strong association with 225 trade and industry associations.

An ISO 9001 organization, IMC has gradually emerged as one of the major Chambers of Commerce in India with a wide international reach. It has signed 115 MoUs with different Chambers of Commerce in 50 countries.

IMC has had the rare honour of having the revered Mahatma Gandhi as its honorary member way back in 1931. It receives over 50 to 60 delegations from different countries in a year and send our delegations abroad. Theme of this year is “A Sustainable Ecology for a Sustainable Economy”

The Japan-India Association was set up in 1903 by Viscount Moriyoshi Nagaoka, Marquis Shigenobu Ohkuma, Viscount Eiichi Shibusawa and other eminent personalities for the purpose of deepening friendship and promoting mutual relations between Japan and India. Convinced of the strong ties to be forged by spiritual sharing and motivated by the need of developing Japan-India relations as two most important countries of newly-born Asia, they started to mobilize the government and people of Japan to enlarge and deepen economic and cultural relations with India still under the British-Raj.

During Taisho Era (1912 – 1925) and the beginning of Showa Era (1925 – 1940), the Association’s endeavor centered on economic activities. Japan Commodity House was opened in Calcutta and train bazaars visited big cities in India to exhibit Japanese commodities. Gradually Japanese communities started to enlarge in Bombay, Calcutta and other Indian cities. In 1939, the Japanese Government awarded the Association a status of “Public Foundation under the law”.

The Japan-India Association survived during and after the Second World War, although their activities were banned or constrained. The Japan-India Association is now the oldest and most respected institution for promoting all aspects of bilateral relations and consists of more than 400 individual members and around 95 corporate members who shared the same conviction and motivation to further develop the “Strategic and Global Partnership between Japan and India”.

The Japan-India Association and Indian Merchants’ Chamber (hereinafter referred to as “the Parties”) hereby agree to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations as follows.

1.The Parties shall cooperate with each other with a view to developing closer and more productive trade, investment and economic relations between the business circles of India and Japan. To this end, the Parties shall provide to companies of both countries various services and forms of assistance. These include advisory services as well as incubation and start-up assistance for Indian companies by The Japan-India Association and Japanese companies by Indian Merchants’ Chamber.

2.The Parties shall act to implement exchanges of business delegations and important persons in order to develop contacts and human networks between India and Japan..

3.The Parties shall assist each other whenever possible in arranging business matching meetings, seminars, and other similar events, either in India or in Japan.

4.The Parties shall exchange information related to business opportunities, market trends, economic outlooks, and other matters regarding business and living environments in India and Japan.

5.The Parties shall make efforts to improve the business and living environments in India and Japan.

6.The present Agreement shall come into effect on the date of its signing and shall remain valid until notice of its termination is given in writing by either Party, in which case the Agreement shall be terminated six months after the date of the said notice.

7.This Agreement is signed in Mumbai on 18th February 2010, and it is issued, in duplicate, in English, both documents being equally authentic.

   署名                 
Hiroshi Hirabayashi           
President                 
The Japan-India Association, Japan  

   署名
Gul Kripalani
President
Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Mumbai