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India, 12th February, 2021: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) and the Government of Karnataka for working closely to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in the state with much effective manner and expanding the scope of the sustainable future. The MoU was signed by President IETO, Dr Asif Iqbal and Principal Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka, Ms Shalini Rajneesh (IAS) in the presence of the Consul General of Denmark in Bangalore, Ms Jette Bjerrum; Vice Chairman of the India Africa Trade Council, Mr Chris Pohl; IATC Director Comesa region, Mr B. Ramakrishnan along with the officers from Karnataka Government, representative from the Karnataka Ministry of Planning Program Monitoring and Statistics and business & industry representatives.

In the presence of the Chief Guest, Ms Shalini Rajneesh (IAS) and Guest of Honor, Ms Jette Bjerrum the roundtable discussion was held to discuss the possibilities of on ground implementation with the IETO national board members across the country. This was to understand the way forward and conceptualize the sector based plan which then resulted in multiple collaborations and on the spot exchange of expert ideas and thoughts.

As mentioned by Dr Asif Iqbal, “The importance of the sustainable future is what will make us successful in every regard hence expanding our economic ties. While Ms Shalini Rajneesh talked about the importance of addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the vision of Karnataka government for 2030, “Karnataka has great potential and we know that together with the right partnership like with IETO we will improve our ranking at UNDP". After which the Consul General of Denmark in Bangalore, Ms Jette Bjerrum said “I am happy to highlight Indo Danish new age green strategic partnership gsp as the new platform to tackle climate challenges and to form green, sustainable solutions. Briefly noted the fact that The Trade Council and Innovation Centre Denmark cover 12 commercial sectors, which taps into sdg 8 and with sdg17 partnerships as key to what we do. I am happy to bring Danish science, technology and innovation to collaborate with Karnataka".

The event witnessed the discussion of every of the SDG and the action plan to work closely with the State Government of Karnataka. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. This hence becomes highly important to address these points and take it forward for a better sustainable future for everyone.

During the event, the latest edition of Diplomatist Magazine was launched, along with the release of the SDG Booklet by the Karnataka Government, and the Karnataka planning and statistics products availability book by the dignitaries.

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