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US delegation impressed by ‘Gujarat Model’, discuss Indo-US and Gujarat-China relations

“USA should clear its stand on terrorism from across Pakistan border”

– Chief Minister Narendra Modi

Gandhinagar, Friday: A seven-member delegation of Republican Party of the United States of America, which met Chief Minister Narendra Modi here today, took interest in the Gujarat model of development and discussed issues like Gujarat-China and Indo-US relations.

Referring to Indo-US relation vis-à-vis terrorism, Mr. Modi said that Indo-US relations have been cordial. But since both India and the USA have been victims of terrorism and India faces it from across the Pakistan border, the latter should clear its stand on the issue. It is not expecting the USA to publicly condemn Pakistan-sponsored terrorism but can change its attitude.

Mr. Modi said that cooperation between Gujarat and China in development is on the rise and Gujarat is capable of competing with China in the manufacturing sector. As to coastal issues, he said, it is per the policies of Government of India.

The delegation highly praised the role of progressive leadership of the Chief Minister in the state’s development. It was particularly impressed by transparent government policies to redress the malady of corruption and in people’s participation in delivering results.

The Chief Minister pointed out that the contribution of America, Britain and Europe in industries in Gujarat were the highest. The Gujarat Solar Park is also in collaboration with an American foundation, setting up the world’s largest 3,000MW solar power plant in Gujarat, on the way to becoming a global solar capital.

The delegation was also impressed by Gujarat Government’s taking initiative in fast development of the automobile sector, revolutionary results in agriculture and in setting up specialist universities in the state for human resource development, besides creating a separate government department to contain the effects of Climate Change through convenient action plans

The delegation comprised Republic Party’s delegate ambassadors Paula Dobriansky, Constunce Newman, Maria Cino, Lorne Craner, Judy van Rest, Tina Mufford and Johanna Kao.

Those present during the meeting included Chief Minister’s Secretary A.K. Sharma and Industries Commissioner B.B. Swain.

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Virtual meeting between PM Modi and PM of Cambodia
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Virtual Meeting between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting today with H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The two leaders held discussions on the entire range of bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, human resource development, defence and security, development cooperation, connectivity, post-pandemic economic recovery and people-to-people ties. They expressed satisfaction at the pace of bilateral cooperation.

PM Hun Sen emphasised the importance that Cambodia attaches to its relations with India. Prime Minister Modi reciprocated the sentiment and stressed Cambodia’s valued role in India’s Act East policy. The leaders reviewed the robust development partnership between both countries, including capacity building programmes and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation framework. Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the historical and civilizational links between the two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoration of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connect between the two countries.

Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked India for providing 3.25 lakh doses of Indian-manufactured Covishield vaccines to Cambodia under Quad Vaccine Initiative.

The two leaders complimented each other on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia being celebrated this year. As part of these celebrations, Prime Minister Modi invited His Majesty the King of Cambodia and Her Majesty Queen Mother to visit India at a mutually convenient time.

The two leaders also exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Cambodia on assuming the Chairmanship of ASEAN and assured India’s full support and assistance to Cambodia for the success of its Chairmanship.