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China willing to enhance cooperation with India’s State of Maharashtra

Updated: Sep 18,2016 9:30 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor Yang Jiechi (L) meets with Governor of Maharashtra State Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao in Mumbai, India on Sept 16, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

MUMBAI — China is ready to further enhance cooperation with India’s State of Maharashtra to achieve mutual beneficial and win-win results, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said on Sept 16.

Yang made the remarks when he met with Governor of Maharashtra State Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao in Mumbai.

China and India are working to build a closer development partnership, Yang said, noting that exchanges and cooperation in various fields between the two countries are expanding.

At the same time, the cooperation between China and India’s State of Maharashtra is in an active momentum, with cooperation carried out in various fields with high quality, said Yang.

He said China is willing to boost cooperation with the state in such fields as technology, information industry and climate change, among others.

Yang expressed hope that the State of Maharashtra would continue to give play to its unique advantages, offer more convenient administrative services and good legal safeguard to Chinese enterprises, create favorable business environment, and set an example for expanding the China-India pragmatic cooperation.

For his part, Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao said the state of Maharashtra is ready to further enhance economic and trade contacts and promote people-to-people exchanges with China, and make greater contribution to the development of China-India relations.

Yang also held talks with representatives from India’s business and culture circles on Sept 16.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R, front) meets with representatives from India’s business and culture circles in Mumbai, India on Sept 16, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

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