‘China willing to enhance cooperation with Maharashtra’: State Councilor

"At the same time, the cooperation between China and Maharashtra is in an active momentum, with cooperation carried out in various fields with high quality," said state Councilor Yang.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published:September 17, 2016 10:09 pm
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China is ready to further enhance cooperation with Maharashtra to achieve mutually beneficial and win-win results, State Councilor Yang Jiechi has said. Yang made the remarks yesterday when he met with Maharashtra Governor 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 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, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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 safeguards to Chinese enterprises, create favourable business environment, and set an example for expanding China-India cooperation.

For his part, Rao said 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.