AP signs ‘Sister-State Agreement’ with Guizhou Province
Andhra Pradesh and Guizhou Province signed a MoU for ‘Sister- state agreement’ that would pave new ways to boost investments opportunities in both places.
Mr. Chen Miner, Party Secretary of CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee welcomed the CM and his delegation and said that he was pleased with the visit.
“Ours is one of the well-connected provinces in South-Western China. We can look at all the possibilities of our cooperation. We want to learn from your experience in IT. We are well advanced in big data,” the Secretary said.
Mentioning AP’s experience in Medical and Pharmaceutical fields the secretary said the province can benefit to a large extent through knowledge sharing. Keen interest was shown in exploring tourism opportunities in the state.
“I will encourage state-owned enterprises and private firms to invest in AP,” he added.
In his speech, the Chief Minister expressed confidence that the sister state agreement will go a long way to improve both states.
He added that Telugu Desam Party is a regional party and played an important role in National politics.
We were instrumental in establishing 3 governments in the centre. Now, we are in an alliance with the ruling BJP ruling at the centre he added.
Outlining the similarities both states have the Chief Minister said we have rich mineral and resources, skilled human resources and fertile land.
“We can support you in IT and Pharmaceuticals and you can in turn support us in industrial infrastructure. We can cooperate in Amaravati as well and invite you to come to Andhra Pradesh,” said the CM.
He reminded about the cultural link AP and China shares.
“There is a cultural link between us. Buddhism has spread overseas including China from Andhra Pradesh. We have 14 Buddhist sites,” he remarked.
In the recent times, your President and our Prime Minister and many dignitaries have exchanged visits to both the countries, Chief Minister said.
“While all India average growth rate is 7.6 %, Andhra Pradesh economy is growing at 10.99 %. Our state is ranked second in ease of doing business and third in FDI. Our relationship can be mutually beneficial. We can learn from each other,” the Chief Minister added.