*All images by IPRD, Jharkhand
The delegation led by Chief Minister Raghubar Das today talked with Sondh Thao, Minister of International Department of Communist Party of China.
Sondh Thao believed that the sum of population of both the countries is 256 billion, which is almost one-third of the world's population. Presently, they hold 21 percent of the world's GDP. The GDP rate can be strong and if both countries work together, the two countries can have a very large partnership in the World Trade. Both countries have a natural relation. Both of these are a natural friend and both respect each other's needs. Both the countries will work together in the socio-economic development of the world and simultaneously the economy of both of them will also move forward.
Sondh Thao said that the investment environment in Jharkhand, the growth rate of Jharkhand, ease of doing business and the business environment are commendable. He said that though Jharkhand is a new state but its growth rate is 82% which is highly commendable. He also said that there is a lot of potential for investment in Jharkhand.
Giving details about the Global Agriculture and Food Summit 2018 which is going to be organized in the state on 29-30 November, Chief Minister, Raghubar Das informed that many companies related to Agriculture and Food Processing of the world will participate in the summit. The Chief Minister also invited Sondh Thao to participate in the summit.
Talks with Sondh Thao have been very positive. Bilateral relations have improved after the last visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since that visit, it is the first visit to China as the Chief Minister of any state of the country. This visit is considered very important in the sense of India-China relations and investment in different states of India.