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The landmark meet between Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendrabhai Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shri Yukio Hatoyama at Mumbai today remained very fruitful. It has added a new chapter in bilateral relations and operations. Both the leaders agreed to expand the sphere of partnership.
 
During his visit to India, Japanese Prime Minister met Gujarat Chief Minister at Hotel Taj International, Mumbai. The meeting lasted for forty minutes; both the leaders had had very fruitful interactions to strengthen the bilateral ties. They agreed to expand the sphere of cooperation in Industries, economy and infrastructure.
 
Japanese Prime Minister evinced keen interest to know about Gujarat's initiatives for bringing about qualitative changes in the life of common-man. Gujarat has undertaken slew of measures to ameliorate living standard of Aam-Aaadami. He lauded the triumphant achievements of Gujarat, said that it is a boon for other parts of India.
 
Chief Minister briefed the Japanese Prime Minister about the glorious success of Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor's Summit -2009, which had inked MoUs to the tune of $240 Billion dollars (Rs.12 Lakh Crores), also about the strategic development initiatives taken by Gujarat, particularly in economy, industries and Infrastructural development. He also briefed about the reputation that has been earned due to Gujarat's Partnership with Japan. Chief Minister highlighted the new economic pattern developed here, Coastal development and port-led economic development has heralded great success. Till now, Gujarat was popular in Ship-breaking business, now the Ship-making industries are being flourished in coastal-belts.
 
Japanese Prime Minister responded positively by informing about the new technologies being developed by Japan in Ship-making. He also envisioned partnership with Gujarat in Ship-Making sector. Chief Minister had presented Gujarat's strategies to meet the challenges of Climate-Change and Global warming. Gujarat is steadfast in its vision to implement Green Environment technologies, also exploring solar-energy and renewable energy resources.
 
Japanese Prime Minister stamped the policy initiatives taken by Gujarat and signalled Japan's cooperation to Gujarat in Solar-Energy-Renewable Energy, Green Environment Technologies.
 
The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor has its largest portion passing through Gujarat. Chief Minister revealed that Gujarat would emerge the most convenient destination for economic and industrial development in the coastal areas, dotting the DMIC project. He also outlined the progressive theme of DMIC project. Japanese Prime Minister was impressed to witness Gujarat's commitment for DMIC project. He reiterated that the DMIC project is not only important for Gujarat and India, but it is to have a significant impact on Global Economy too. He is aware about the crucial role of Gujarat in DMIC project.
 
Chief Minister highlighted Gujarat's rapid strides in auto-engineering, auto-ancillaries, and in manufacturing sectors, under which Tata-Nano, General-Motors and other MNCs have forged partnerships in surface-transport and metro-rail projects. The Japanese cars are being exported from Gujarat-ports, added C.M.
 
Chief Minister informed about the cultural initiatives that cements the bond with Japan, International Buddhism Conference is being organised at Vadodara in January -2010, as rare sites of Buddhist-era have been found in Gujarat. Japanese Prime Minister appreciated Gujarat's initiatives to preserve Buddhist cultural legacy.
 
Chief Minister informed Japanese Prime Minister about the planning of Gujarat Global Investor's Summit-2011. He expressed his desire that Japan would extend its strong cooperation and contribution for the summit.
 
Chief Minister heartily appreciated the positive role played by the Japanese-Ambassador in strengthening relations and partnership.
 
Chief Minister's cordial dialogue with Japanese Prime Minister would help scaling sublime heights of partnership and cooperation.
 
Information Bureau, Government of Gujarat
 
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