US-India working group mooted to encourage Low Carbon Emersion
Gandhinagar: US Ambassador to India, Ms Kathleen Stephens today paid a courtesy visit to Gujarat’s first woman Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel here.
During their meeting, both the leaders exchanged greetings and Smt. Patel expressed a hope that the bilateral relationship between India-US will be strengthen further after the forthcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to America.
Smt. Patel further stated that the US has made investments in the fields like Science & Technology, Nuclear Energy and others in India. If, such fruitful investment is made in Gujarat in future, it would be welcomed, she further added.
The Chief Minister said Gujarat has become the hub of manufacturing sector and expressed a hope that seeing a large opportunity of growth in manufacturing sector in India the US could make a very large contribution into it.
Smt. Patel further pointed out that the Gujarat is the self-reliance in the energy production and suggested to form a US-India-Gujarat working group to encourage Low Carbon Emersion. Responding to this, Ms Stephens had stated that it is really an appreciable achievement for the Gujarat that it has attained self-reliance in the energy sector.
With a view to ease the student VISA for Gujarati students, after procuring the admission in various universities of America, the Chief Minister had urged the US Envoy to set up an American VISA Centre in Gujarat.
Smt. Patel had also invited Ms Stephens to attend the forthcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit-2015, which is bi-yearly event, and to lead a high-level American delegation.
Ms Stephens said the stable government at the centre in India would surely add a new chapter on the Indo-US relationship and will begin a series of cordial relationship between the two countries.
Others who attended the meeting included, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. K. Kailashnathan, Additional Chief Secretary (Industry) Mr. D J Pandian, and Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Ajay Bhadoo.
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