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Ambassador of Uzbekistan paid a courtesy call on CM Shri Vijay Rupani

Uzbekistan Ambassador meets Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at Gandhinagar, latter reminiscences his visit to Uzbekistan in 2019

Gandhinagar, Wednesday: Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to India Mr. Dilshod Akhatov paid a courtesy visit to Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani here today.

Emphasizing the need to strengthen further the Gujarat-Uzbekistan relations, Mr. Rupani said that Uzbekistan was a Partner Country at the biennial Vibrant Gujarat as he reminiscences his successful visit to Uzbekistan with a Gujarat delegation in November 2019. The delegation comprising progressive farmers and industrialists looked forward to move forward in the field of agriculture, manufacturing and education but halted due to unforeseen outbreak of pandemic coronavirus.

Mr. Rupani said that Gujarat is a leading state in renewable energy, electric vehicles, smart cities and looked forward to more investment in future. One of the big-ticket projects on the anvil is the 30,000-megawatt renewable energy park, touted as the world’s largest.

He said that Gujarat received 53 per cent of India’s total FDI during the pandemic, as the FDI inflow continues still. While Gujarat also leads in ease of doing business, the state government has announced the New Industrial Policy-2020 and New Solar Policy. He exuded confidence to increase trade and investment between the two countries after the spectre of coronavirus is over.

Mr. Akhatov evinced keen interest in investment from Uzbekistan in IT, pharmaceuticals, medical, agriculture and education.

The Chief Minister presented a memento to the visiting envoy while the Uzbekistan Ambassador also presented a souvenir of Samarkand city as memento to the Chief Minister.

Those present during the meeting included Chief Minister’s Additional Chief Secretary M.K. Das, iNDEXTb Managing Director Neelam Rani and others.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat