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Delegation of 17 District Governors from Afghanistan pay courtesy visit to Gujarat's Chief Minister

A delegation of 17 district governors from Afghanistan who headed to India for a training program, paid a courtesy visit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today and were hugely impressed with the achievements of Gujarat’s development.

This delegation of district governors from Afghanistan visited India as a part of Indo-Afghan Partnership for strengthening Sub-Governance in Afghanistan which is undertaken by Indian Institute of Public Administration, Government of India. And for two days they took a study tour of Ahmedabad and Banaskantha.

The Afghan delegation said that the administrative specialties of India and Gujarat will be useful for Afghanistan.
During this courtesy visit with Mr. Modi, the afghan district governors were very eager to know about the backgrounds and secrets of Gujarat’s development. According to them, public partnership has been inspired for the development of Gujarat.

Following the success of dairy development in Gujarat, Afghanistan is willing to decentralize in dairy development and administration. And for this purpose, they expected co-operation from Gujarat, of what Mr. Modi responded.

Chief Minister also gave the outline of the contribution to the earth-quake rehabilitation in Afghanistan led by disaster management mechanism of Gujarat. The Afghan delegation was pleased to know that the farmers of Banaskantha export tomatoes to Afghanistan by implementing micro-irrigation system.

On this occasion, The Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. A.K. Sharma and Principal Secretary of General Administration Mr. Pankaj Kumar were present.

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