Rogozin discusses cooperation with Chief Minister of Gujarat
On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin met Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, where the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is currently taking place.
During the talks, which lasted around half an hour, Mr. Rogozin noted the importance of the Russian delegation’s participation in the regional economic forum.
“To better understand your product, we need to have individual events, either with our intergovernmental commission or with the participation of a Russian delegation, not only in New Delhi, but also in rapidly growing states”, he said.
Recalling his conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the previous day, Mr. Rogozin emphasized the potential for cooperation between Russian companies and the region in oil refining, car manufacturing, diamond production, and agriculture.
Mr. Rupani thanked Mr. Rogozin for demonstrating Russia’s commitment to the forum by sending such a strong delegation. “The fact that you have come with such a strong delegation enhances the prestige of our event. This platform has become a global platform”, he said.
The two officials discussed the well-established economic ties between Gujarat and Russia’s Astrakhan Region, and expressed the hope that there would be further regional cooperation with Russia. “This is a wealthy and very interesting region, with its own culture, history, and traditions. In general, of course, given Gujarat’s potential, we would like the experience of [Gujarat’s] relationship with Astrakhan Region to be repeated in other Russian regions”, said Mr. Rogozin.
Before meeting Mr. Rupani, Mr. Rogozin visited Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. The ashram, a national monument, is a former residence of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement. There, Mr. Rogozin was presented with photocopies of correspondence between Gandhi and Russian author Leo Tolstoy. At his meeting with Mr. Rupani, Mr. Rogozin said that he would give the gift to a Russian museum.
Source: ria.ru/economy (Russian)