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There is a strong potential for growth in specifically Rajasthan’s trade with Russia: Vasundhara Raje

image There is a strong potential for growth in specifically Rajasthan’s trade with Russia: Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur, Oct 12 (KNN) Pitching for a strong potential for growth in Russia’s trade with the state, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said there Russia can help strengthen the state’s engineering industry, specifically in automotive, mines & mineral.

Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation met the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje here on Tuesday.

Both the leaders held discussions on areas of Russia – Rajasthan collaboration on several areas including mining and agriculture.

The Russian Minister was accompanied by a high level delegation comprising of senior Government officials from Moscow, Tula region, the Khabarovsk Territory, the Sverdlovsk region, and representative of Business Russia.

Rajasthan Chief Minister has participated in the international industrial trade fair ‘INNOPROM 2016’, held in Russia earlier this year.

“There is a strong potential for growth in specifically Rajasthan’s trade with Russia. With increasing economic growth, the infrastructure requirements in Rajasthan are growing and Russia can help address this need. Russia can complement Rajasthan’s efforts in strengthening the state’s engineering industry, specifically in automotive, mines & minerals,” said Raje.

The Russian business delegation also attended the Russia-Rajasthan Business Forum organized by Government of Rajasthan and Confederation of Indian industry (CII).

In his address, the Rajasthan Industries Minister, Gajendra Singh Khimsar said, “Our relations with Russia have been unique, covering almost every field of human endeavour. We have robust opportunities for partnership in the field of defence, energy, science and technology and other areas.”

He invited the companies from Russia to partner with the state in Make in Rajasthan initiative and establish manufacturing facilities in Rajasthan.

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