H.E. Ambassador Sun Weidong Visited Gujarat

Recently, H.E. Ambassador Sun Weidong visited Gujarat. He called on Honorable Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani, held a discussion with Chinese enterprises, and visited Highly Electrical Appliance India Private Limited. Ambassador’s wife Dr. Bao Jiqing, Economic and Commercial Minister Mr. Li Baijun, Second Secretary Ms. Sun Wenpeng accompanied the Ambassador during the visit.

Ambassador Sun briefed Chief Minister Rupani on the development of China-India relations. He said that China and India, as the two largest developing countries and emerging economies in the world, are both at a critical period of national development and rejuvenation, with huge potential and broad space for cooperation. China-India relations go beyond the bilateral scope and have important and far-reaching strategic influence. China and India should implement the important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, advance pragmatic cooperation, promote convergence of interests, properly handle differences and keep China-India relations developing in a healthy and steady way.

Ambassador Sun said that local cooperation is an important part of China-India relations. China’s Guangdong Province and Gujarat have established relationship of sister provinces. Ahmedabad and Guangzhou have become sister cities. In the first half of this year, Mr. Li Xi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee visited Gujarat, further deepening bilateral exchanges and cooperation at the local level. Gujarat is one of the destinations for Chinese enterprises to invest in India. We hope that Gujarat could leverage its advantages to promote bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, investment and cultural exchanges at the local level.

Rupani warmly welcomed the visit of Ambassador Sun, saying that both India and China are countries with ancient civilizations and large populations and should draw on each other’s strengths to promote pragmatic cooperation in economy, trade, culture and etc. In recent years, Gujarat has made positive progress in its practical cooperation with local governments in China. We welcome more investments from Chinese enterprises.

Ambassador Sun also visited Gandhi Ashram, and learned about the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project.

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