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Gujarat CM meets senior officials of Emirates Airlines, discusses possibilities of new flights from Surat and Vadodara

Senior Vice President of Emirates Airlines, Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, along with other senior officials, paid a courtesy visit to Gujarat Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel today. Impressed with Gujarat’s growth, senior officials showed keenness in strengthening tourism and trade links with the state. Minister of state civil aviation Shri Saurabhbhai Patel was also present in the meeting.

Mr Majid shared that Emirates Airlines has flight connectivity to 145 international destinations across the world. He said that their airline is willing to promote Gujarat as a tourist destination across the world, for which they are willing to sign MoUs with the tourist department. CM Smt. Patel shared the details of medical tourism prevalent in the state and asked them to look into the opportunity to promote that aspect. Emirates Airlines officials also discussed scope of coming up with new connecting flights from Surat and Vadodara.

CM Smt. Patel invited them to participate in the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2014. She added that Emirates Airlines can extend their assistance to fly people from across the world to Gandhinagar, when Gujarat hosts the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in January next year.

Along with Emirates Airlines officials, special envoy of Pennsylvania Ms Kanika Choudhary also met CM Smt. Patel. She conveyed that manufacturing companies from Pennsylvania are eager to come to Gujarat and contribute in the development of the state.

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