India to chair working group of International Sugar Organisation

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London, Dec 3 (IANS) India has been selected to chair a working group of the International Sugar Organisation (ISO), an official statement said here.

Recognising India as a major and leading player in the world sugar sector, the 50th session of the council meeting of the ISO held here on December 2, 2016 decided “with full consensus of all its member countries that India become the Chair of the Working Group Committee with a mandate to study, examine and recommend the new role to be played by ISO in the Sugar economy of today and in future,” a statement issued by the Indian High Commission here stated.

At present, the ISO has 87 countries as members and is in force in terms of the International Sugar Agreement, 1992.

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