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Luxembourg open to support ArcelorMittal

April 24, 2013 07:19 IST

Luxembourg is open to lend support to ArcelorMittal for taking forward its plans in India, its Ambassador Gaston Stronck said on Tuesday.

"We are ready to support if ArcelorMital wishes and seeks help," Stronck said when asked about L N Mittal recently saying that India was not his top priority for investments.

Stronck, who was speaking on the sidelines of an CII organised interactive session, said the steel major, which had shifted its headquarters to Luxembourg had approached the authorities for related licenses and tariff for market access to India.

Though initially tariff and market access matters were handled by the European Commission, but should ArcelorMittal be not satified with the outcome then Luxembourg would take up the matter with the Indian government, he said.

ArcelorMittal, the steel giant belonging to Mittal, had inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odisha government in December 2006 to set up a 12 mtpa steel plant in Keonjhar district at an investment of Rs 40,000 crore (Rs 400 billion).

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