Gujarat: The one-day conference aimed at strengthening ties between both the countries was jointly organised by FICCI with the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, China and Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb).
Leading a 50-member business delegation from China’s south-eastern province Guangdong to India, Mr Li Xi, Party Secretary of Guangdong CPC Committee, said that the bilateral trade and relationship between the two countries are reflected in the ties between Gujarat and Guangdong.
Deepak Mehta, CMD, Deepak Nitrite Ltd and Chairman, FICCI Gujarat State Council highlighted the importance on the economic power that lies in China and Gujarat becoming a ‘we’ and reviving the 500-year-old history of partner-trade practices, together. Showcasing the similarities between the two coastal provinces, he said, “What Guangdong is to China is what Gujarat is to India.”
Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijaybhai Rupani present at the conference also emphasised that both nations should collaborate for mutual growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner to fulfil their needs.
“Strengthening the cooperation between the two countries, our government has mandated a 1+1+9 plan for an economic reform as well transformation of the industrial base, Guangdong. Here, 9 stands for the 9 priorities set for the region to flourish in every term,” Mr Xi said.
“Moreover, we have also streamlined 6 ideas for enhancing the scope of relations between the two provinces that include turning the Greater bay area (Hong Kong -Macau- Guangdong belt) and Gujarat into a hot bed of investments for major sectors including science and technology, education, electronics and others; people exchange; tourism as well as cultural interaction,” he added.
The conference was also attended by Mr Li Bijian, Charge d’affaires, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in India, Mr Ma Hua, Deputy Director General of Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province and Mr Hu Jianguo, Deputy Managing Director and Midea Group-MIB-India Region were among other dignitaries at the conference.
The conference offered an excellent opportunity for business collaboration between Indian and Chinese companies in the field of electrical and electronics manufacturing, textiles, medical equipment, healthcare, chemicals, energy, food processing, green technologies, amongst others. The conference was attended by over 500 B2B Indian and the Chinese companies.
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