The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given powers to Indian states with regard to promotion of foreign trade, commerce, education, tourism, art and culture. This has opened new avenues of progress for the states in various fields. This was stated today by the Governor of Haryana Bandaru Dattatraya while interacting with the ambassadors, high commissioners and representatives of seven countries who came to meet him at Raj Bhawan on Sunday.
In this group of foreign delegations, High Commissioner of Fiji, Kamlesh Shashi Prakash, High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, Paulias Carni Obe, General Councilor of the Union of Kormos, K. L. Ganjoo, Burkina Faso’s Head of Consular Affairs, Collibelli D. Herbe, Principato D. Seborga (West Attica) Representative HV Jain, Egyptian Embassy representative, Mustafa F. Sekhon and Nigeria’s Mustafa Ebobkar Diori and more than a dozen representatives of Global Trade and Technology Council of India were present. Presidents and high officials of some well known companies of the country were also present.
During this meeting, Governor Dattatraya welcomed all the delegates and said that with visits and meetings on such a large scale the relations between our country as well as of the states with foreign countries will be further enhanced. This will also lead to progress in trade, agriculture, art culture, education, environment and other areas between other states and countries.
He said that with the independence given to Indian states in foreign affairs by the Central Government, now the states can directly enter into MoUs with foreign countries.
Dattatraya said that there is immense potential for cooperation between the Pacific countries and Haryana. From higher education to skill development, from IT enabled services to foodgrain development, Haryana is ready to work in every field and to partner with all countries. On this occasion, the Governor honoured all the Ambassadors, High Commissioners and representatives of Global Trade and Technology Council of India with mementoes.