Madhya Pradesh, South Africa to foster cooperation for economic progress
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Government and Free State
province of South Africa on Tuesday agreed to strengthen co-operation in
socio-economic spheres. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on behalf of the
state government and Premier ES Magashule on behalf of Free State Province of
South Africa singed an MoU for this.
Madhya Pradesh and Free State Province, according to
MoU, will co-operate each other for economic progress in key areas of economic
and urban development, infrastructure development, health and health care,
education and skill development, tourism, agriculture, agri-business, food
processing, investment and trade.
In accordance to the principles of equality and mutual
benefit, both the states will support each other for peaceful progress. In case
of any ambiguity regarding any issue or subject, amicable solutions will be
arrived at through bilateral dialogues and discussions.
The Chief Minister held discussions on various aspects
of mutual cooperation with the delegation members. It was agreed that experts
in skill development will visit from Madhya Pradesh to the Free State province
for sharing their knowledge with the interested persons there. Expenses of the
visit and training fee etc. will be borne by the government of the Free State
Chief Minister Chouhan recently visited South Africa
where he met the Premier ES Magashule. They had discussions about common
interests in areas like tourism and industrial investments. Chouhan had invited
Magashule to Madhya Pradesh.
Magashule welcomed the Chief Minister and ministers
present on the occasion in traditional manner and presented memento. Chouhan hosted
dinner in honour of Magashule and delegation members.
Those present on the occasion included Minister for
Commerce and Industries Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Minister for Urban
Administration Kailash Vijayvargiya, Minister for Food Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister
for Revenue Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development Lal
Singh Arya, Director General of Police Nandan Dubey and senior officers.