British High Commissioner in India Mr. Dominic Asquith paid courtesy visit to Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani here in Gandhinagar today. After taking over as High Commissioner Mr. Asquith visited Gujarat for the first time.
CM Mr. Vijay Rupani briefed him about the role of strengthening relationship between Gujarat-UK and said that as many as 6 lakh Gujaratis are living in UK. Mr. Rupani gave him the details about the air service between Ahmedabad– London by Air India which began from August 15, 2016. The fruitful discussion was held between them duos regarding UK to take part in forthcoming Vibrant Summit-2017 as a partner country.
During the meeting, Mr. Rupani and Mr. Asquith discussed about the opportunities for cooperation of various sectors between Gujarat and UK. Mr. Rupani said that investment can be made in the developing areas in Gujarat such as Dholera SIR, GIFT city, PCPIR, Smart City and Coastal Economic Zones.
Recently the delegation from Gujarat has visited London, Manchester, and Birmingham as a part of Vibrant Summit – 2017. “A huge response was received through as many as 40 B2B meetings and 4 road shows, Mr. Rupani added.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat