'India leading China with higher growth model'
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 03:49 PM
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Quebec (Canada) : Following his successful meeting with the Vice Premiere of Quebec Dominique Anglade, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis met the Premiere of Quebec Philippe Couillard and Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie Ms. Christine St-Pierre as part of his ongoing visit to Canada. In a landmark event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Quebec’s presence in India, Chief Minister and the Premiere of Quebec signed a joint declaration on cooperation between the Govt. of Maharashtra and the Govt. of Quebec.

As a part of this agreement, both the governments will form a working committee that will meet at least once a year for bolstering the scope of investment opportunities and cooperation in the areas of Information Technology, Biotechnology, Aeronautics, Engineering, Energy, Agriculture and allied activities, among others.

The Premiere of Quebec Philippe Couillard in his opening remarks referred to India as the country leading in higher growth model and high priority for Quebec. He expressed his desire to have Bombardier contribute significantly to metro rail projects in Maharashtra, to create AI hub for student exchange, and increased collaboration between the Port of Montreal and the Ports authority of Maharashtra. Speaking of the right partners in India, the Premiere fondly remembered and praised Indian businessmen such as Uday Kotak, Ajay Piramal, Rashesh Shah, Nandan Nilekani, and N Chandrasekaran.

CM spoke of the strengths of Maharashtra and urged Quebec to upscale its initiatives in the state as it can leverage to its advantage state’s youth population: over 50 percent of 130 million people in Maharashtra are below the age of 25 years. The CM highlighted financial services sector, new Fintech Hub aided by progressive policy framework and logistics as some of the areas that Quebec can look at growing its participation in Maharashtra.

(ही बातमी मराठीत वाचण्यासाठी येथे क्लिक करा.)
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