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Winston Peters & Gujarat CM Discuss Formation Of Panel For Cooperation

New Zealand Deputy PM Winston Peters met with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel

On March 11, the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, Winston Peters, held a meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in Gandhinagar to explore avenues for cooperation between the two Countries. A key outcome of the meeting was the proposal to establish a joint committee aimed at enhancing collaboration between New Zealand and Gujarat.


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The discussions between the two leaders also revolved around potential areas of partnership, particularly in the fields of education and beyond. Peters expressed keen interest in exploring collaboration with Gujarat in various sectors, including agri-business, maritime coordination, food security, dairy farming, renewable energy, green hydrogen, and tourism.

A government release highlighted Chief Minister Patel's insights into India's National Education Policy, which emphasizes skill development, employability, and higher education. He suggested that companies from New Zealand could explore opportunities within India's expanding digital ecosystem, particularly in fintech, at GIFT City in Gandhinagar.

During the meeting, Chief Minister Patel lauded the success of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership. He emphasized that Gujarat's status as a prime investment destination has been further solidified by the summit's success. Patel also highlighted Prime Minister Modi's commitment to strengthening India's global relations, referring to him as a 'Vishva Mitra' (global friend).

The Vibrant Gujarat Summit, now in its 10th edition, is seen as a significant milestone in India's journey towards becoming the world's third-largest economy in the coming years. The Chief Minister expressed optimism about the summit's role in driving Gujarat's economic growth and enhancing its global stature.

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