A 19 member Business Delegation of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry under the leadership of GCCI MSME Committee Chairman Shri Jaimin Vasa visited Saxony-Anhalt, Germany from 14th April to 21st April 2013 to explore possibilities of bi-lateral economic co-operation between Gujarat/India on one hand and Saxony-Anhalt/Germany on the other. The delegation consisted of businessmen/industrialists representing sectors such as Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles and Engineering as well as Information Technology. The delegation received a very warm reception by the state authorities of Saxony-Anhalt. Dr. Tamara Zieschang, State Secretary for the Ministry of Science and Economic Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt welcomed the delegation on the first day and discussed about the possible areas of collaboration between Germany and India. During their visit, the Delegation held meetings with the Magdeburg Chamber of Commerce, as well as with IMG-Investment and Marketing Corporation of Saxony-Anhalt, which is a wholly-owned government department of the state. The delegation members also had a meeting with the Mayor of Halberstadt City, who gave a presentation about the cityâ€™s business opportunities and benefits of investing in the city. The Delegation visited the Mahreg Automotive cluster, which is a leading automobile park of the region. The delegation also visited the leading Chemical parks at Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Leuna. They also visited some companies in these clusters and held B2B meetings for discussion on business promotion and technology transfer etc. The Delegation also visited two leading universities of Saxony-Anhalt during their trip, and studied their R&D processes in detail. In addition to the above, the Delegation visited the waste water treatment facility of the state, which is renowned across the globe for its highly advanced technology. The Delegation of GCCI received encouraging response from IMG and other state authorities of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany and proved to be immensely useful for the participants.