Looks like our CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu knows what it takes to strike international diplomatic relationships. With Mr Naidu’s current Russia tour in full swing, the leaders of the country were left nothing short of impressed with the trademark CBN effect. After Kazakhstan, the CM and his team made their way to Russia, where the Russian Prime Minister spent ample time interacting with the guests from Andhra. Mr Naidu’s pleasing and visionary demeanor seemed to have evidently left a striking impression on the hosts.
The CM extended a warm invitation to the Russian Prime Minister, Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, who said that India and Russia are natural and traditional friends who have stood by each other for decades.
“Both our countries have strong leadership now which is making a lot of difference to both the countries” agreed the CM.
Mentioning that AP has an important naval base in Vishakhapatnam, the CM listed out the possible areas of strong Russia presence in aerospace, Defence, Oil, Inland waterways and Nuclear energy etc. Giving a call to Russian firms to make AP their investment destination the Chief Minister said that AP offers a lot of opportunities in the green field capital Amaravati.
Russian Prime Minister remarked that his meeting with the three Chief Minister’s of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan has been historic.
“It signals that Russia is not Moscow and India is not Delhi. We will initiate cooperation between our provinces and your states,” the Russian PM said.
The Chief Minister said Russia’s resources and AP’s IT can be an excellent combination. It will be a win- win situation for both he added.
Later, the CM invited Russian Prime Minister Mr. Dmitry Medvedev to visit Amaravati. Mr. Medvedev agreed in principle and asked Trade Minister Mr. Denis Valentinovich Manturov to work out the details.
Chief Minister also asked the Russian Prime Minister to initiate some projects and initiatives before the President Mr. Vladimir Putin visit to India.To this, the Prime Minister asked the Trade Minister Mr. Manturov to follow up.
In his concluding remarks, the Chief Minister Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu invited Russian participation in Amaravati construction and said he is willing to have Russian Industrial Cluster.