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Semana Da Cultura

Dr. Wilfred Mesquita, Commissioner for NRI Affairs had been to Lisbon Portugal in October 2012 to participate in the Cultural Week organized by Semana Da Cultura, Indo-Portuguesa (Goa,).

Set up in 2008 to strengthen the cause of Indo-Portuguese ties through Social, Cultural and Artisan activities, Semana Da Cultura organized a Cultural Week in Lisbon, Portugal from the 10th to 14th October 2012. This was designed to showcase Goan culture through cuisine, dance, music, furthermore to have meetings of leading Goan businessman and other professionals with their counterparts in Portugal . with the aim to promote Goa as an ideal destination for travel, trade and investment. The Goan delegation was led by the Deputy Chief Minister / Minister for Urban Development. The visit strengthened the bonds with the large Goan Diaspora in Portugal and interaction with H,E. the Ambassador of India and other Officials of the Embassy in Lisbon.

As a follow up to the above visit, the Portuguese Secretary of State (Minister) for Tourism and President of Associacao Industrial Portuguesa, visited Goa alongwith a delegation and interacted with the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, other Industry Associations and the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa for strengthening bilateral trade between Goa and Portugal.