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Press Release : Ambassador of India H.E Ashok K. Kantha’s official visit to Jiangsu Province

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Ambassador of India H.E Ashok K.Kantha’s official visit to Jiangsu Province

(2-3 November, 2015)

H.E.Ashok K. Kantha, Ambassador of India visited Jiangsu today on an official visitand called on the H.E. Li Xueyong, Hon’ble Governor of Jiangsu and discussed measuresto further deepen bilateral engagement of India with Jiangsu.

GovernorXueyong expressed happiness to witness the deepening of the relationshipbetween China and India-  two of theoldest civilizations and the fastest growing economies of the world, and hopedto work together to enhance the cooperation between Jiangsu, a leading provincein China in areas covering high-end manufacturing, Information Technology andinfrastructure development.

AmbassadorKantha underscored the positive trend in the relationship of the two countries,especially in the last two years with President Xi’s visit to India in 2014 followedby Prime Minister Modi’s visit to China in 2015 and mentioned that therelationship was poised for transformation with the launch of provincialLeaders’ Forum earlier in the year. He stressed that Jiangsu should look atstrategic and long-term cooperation with India particularly in the field ofagriculture, IT, pharmaceuticals, new and renewable energy production, fisheriesand aquaculture among others. He also extended an invitation for a visit byhigh-level delegation of Jiangsu province along with local business leaders toexplore the possibilities of investment and to set  up manufacturing units under  the “Make in India” initiative.

Laterin the day, Ambassador also visited the Nanjing Medical University and metPresident Dr. Shen Hongbing and interacted with Indian students. Ambassadorappreciated NMU’s efforts at providing excellent facilities to the students,and urged the Indian students to utilize the opportunities to the maximum andplay an important role in increasing the interaction between India and Jiangsu.



2November 2015