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Germany opens honorary consulate in the city

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

today said it is keen to partner with in many aspects, including in academic, culture and scientific fields and wants more companies to invest in the state.

"is keen to partner with in many aspects. We want to have cooperation in academic, culture and scientific fields. We want more German companies to invest in the state. We want more German tourists to visit Kerala," German Consul General Margit Hellwig-Boette said.

She was speaking after the Honorary Consulate of was opened here by Chief Minister

Hellwig-Boette said the Consulate would bring the already outstanding ties between and to a new level.

Speaking on the occasion, Vijayan said the Consulate would strengthen the presence of in

He said the new government that came to power five months back has a vision.

"We want to make a developed state. There is no compromise on quality and I am sure a country like to a great extent can help in this regard," he added.

He also spoke of the existing cooperation between and German companies in renewable energy and in other sectors.

Syed Ibrahim took oath as the new German Consul at the ceremony.

He is an IT-entrepreneur and the Honorary Representative of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 22:57 IST