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India delegation visits Xiamen

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Sep 12, 2019


A delegation from the state of Odisha in India visits Xiamen in Fujian province on Sept 7-9. [Photo/xm.gov.cn]

At the invitation of the Consulate General of People's Republic of China in Kolkata, India, the Biju Janata Dal delegation from the state of Odisha visited Xiamen in Fujian province on Sept 7-9.

The delegation also attended the 2019 China International Fair for Investment and Trade, or CIFIT, which opened in Xiamen on Sept 8.

Kong Suting, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Xiamen Municipal People's Government, met with the delegation.

Kong introduced Xiamen's geographical advantages as an important city connecting the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, and its abundant experience in reform and opening-up.

India and Xiamen are highly complementary, with huge potential for economic and trade cooperation in fields such as culture and arts, women's rights, targeted poverty alleviation and emergency response, she added.

Rosalin Patasani Mishra, head of the delegation and founder of the Parichay Foundation, said that she will encourage more Indian merchants to participate in CIFIT.

In 2017, the state of Odisha agreed to establish sister-province relations with Fujian province.