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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Indian Consul General Ausaf Sayeed Meet to Discuss Growing Global Relationship and Economic Development Between Sister Cities
CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed Ausaf Sayeed, the Consul General of India to Chicago today. Mayor Emanuel and Dr. Sayeed discussed their ongoing commitment to promote economic development between Chicago and India and finding new ways to strengthen ties with Delhi, Chicago’s Sister City since 2001.
“I am pleased to welcome Ausaf Sayeed to Chicago,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Dr. Sayeed and I had a productive meeting centered on expanding our partnership and building upon opportunities for greater economic growth. This partnership will not only fuel bilateral economic development but adds to Chicago’s place as a center of the global economy.”
Consul General Ausuf Sayeed recently assumed charge as Consul General of India in August 2013. A previous Ambassador of India in Yemen, he has also held various diplomatic assignments in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Denmark.
There are some 30 India based companies in Chicago. Additionally, more than 25,000 Indians live within the City of Chicago and many own companies in the Chicago area, which include C-SAM, mobile payment technology, CyberTech, and Infosys Technologies. Two years ago, the first annual Eye on India festival took place in Chicago gaining numerous partners including the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Photo Credit: Patrick Pyszka / City of Chicago