Patna: Exchange of experience, thought and technology may help further strengthen the ties between India and China, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday.
Welcoming a 12-member Chinese delegation led by Lu Hao,
party secretary of C P C Gansu Provincial Committee, Kumar
said, "exchange of experience, thought and technology will
come in handy in strengthening the bond between the two
"Both the countries can learn more and more by way of the
exchange in the fields of tourism, education, industry,
agriculture and infrastructure development," he said.
Recalling his recent visit to China, Kumar said the will,
power and pledge which he had seen among the people in China
was giving new dimensions to development.
"I have briefed the experiences I had during my China
trip to the legislators in Bihar and there are lot of
similarities between the Gansu province of China and Bihar,"
The delegation members told the chief minister that
people of the province are dependent mainly on agriculture,
mines, industry, energy production and infrastructures, though
it was the most backward province of China.
Kumar said both the countries should vigorously pursue
exchange in the fields of tourism, education, industry and
construction sector which would pave the way for development
of working capacity and knowledge.
The Chinese delegation appreciated the CM for his sincere
efforts towards ushering in a new era of development in Bihar
and said that Bihar has now become a source of inspiration.
Extending help for the development of the ancient Nalanda
University in the state, Lu Hao also requested Kumar to visit
Gansu province once again and send high-level delegations for
exchanges in various fields.