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Gujarat CM calls for people to people connect at the Forum of States and Provincial Leaders in Beijing

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt. Anandiben Patel emphasized the significance of people to people connect in improving trade and cultural relations, during her address at the Forum of States and Provincial Leaders in Beijing.

Smt. Anandiben Patel and her delegation participated in the States and Provincial Leaders’ Forum at Beijing on Thursday. The central theme focused on ‘Role of States and Provinces in fostering Closer Developmental Partnership between India and China’.

She focused on Gujarat’s achievements and the immense opportunities that it can offer for investors while speaking at the Forum. She mentioned “Guangdong is known as the manufacturing hub in the world. Gujarat, my province too, is regarded as the manufacturing hub in India. With five percent of India’s population, Gujarat contributes 17 percent of Indian manufacturing”. She highlighted the upcoming projects including the dholera Special Invetsment Region along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, the GIFT city, India’s first IFSC, the ambitious Kalpasar project and others.

In her well received address Chief Minister of Gujarat recalled the ancient ties that bring China and India together. Welcoming Chinese investors to invest in Gujarat, Smt. Patel said, “Gujarat has a tradition of welcoming others and making them feel at home. We believe in positive outlook, cooperation and mutual benefit. These are the features that we offer to you, my friends, as our countries, our provinces, our cities and our people move closer on this historic occasion”.

She highlighted the recent policies announced by the GoG to promote investment in industrial parks, textiles and electronics as well as Medium and Small Enterprises (MSMEs).

Earlier in the day, Hon’ble CM also attended a function hosted by the Government of China to welcome the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. The welcome ceremony was organised at the Great Hall of People.

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