Consul General Tang Guocai Attends Roundtable Meeting of the Maharashtra Government

On August 22, Mr. Tang Guocai, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Mumbai, attended and addressed the roundtable of the Maharashtra Government co-organized by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Board and the Indian Federation of Industries. Mr. Subhash Desai, Minister of Industry and Minerals, Maharashtra, Dr.Anbalagan, Chief Executive Officer of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Agency, Mr. Kashmira Mevawala, Chairman of the Maharashtra Government Council of the Indian Federation of Industries, as well as the Consul General of Singapore, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Singapore attended the meeting.

Mr.Tang appreciated the Maharashtra Government and the CGs of various countries for discussing how to improve the business environment. He expressed his sincere gratitude to the State Government for supporting Chinese companies in Maharashtra and pointed out that Maharashtra is the leader of China-India local pragmatic cooperation and the first choice for Chinese companies to invest in India. Mr. Tang highlighted the advantages of China's transportation infrastructure network, saying China's high-speed rail operational mileage has reached 29,000 kilometers, accounting for two-thirds of the world's high-speed rail traffic mileage; highway mileage has exceeded 140,000 kilometers, ranking first in the world; China has 8 out of the top 10 ports in the world in terms of cargo and container, etc.

Mr. Tang made three suggestions on China-India cooperation in the next stage: Further strengthening cooperation in infrastructure construction, electronic equipment, medical and pharmaceutical, IT, and smart cities; Vigorously promoting cultural exchanges and enhancing bilateral understanding, mutual trust and friendship of the 2 peoples, and the promotion of people-to-people connections; Actively exploring pragmatic cooperation among trilateral and multilateral parties, and jointly participating in the development of global markets to form a mutually beneficial and win-win cooperative relationship.

Mr. Zheng Bin, Chairman of the Mumbai Chinese Enterprises Association, Consul Jin Ling and Deputy Consul Huang Xiang of the Consulate General attended the event.

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