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Ambassadors to Slovenia, Armenia meet Khattar


Press Trust of India Chandigarh
Ambassador of two countries who hails from Haryana made a courtesy call on Chief Minister Manohar Lal here today and discussed various issues of mutual cooperation.
While Ambassador of India to Slovenia Param Jit Mann hails from village Mundhal in district Bhiwani, Ambassador of India to Armenia Yogeshwar Sangwan hails from village Kharman in district Jhajjar.
The Ministry of External Affairs has taken an initiative under which the Indian Ambassadors posted in other countries have been allotted different states to explore possibilities of cooperation in fields of mutual interest and also promote the state in the countries they are posted in, an official spokesman said.
Khattar said that Haryana has a huge storage of foodgrains. Considering this, the state government is contemplating export of rice, wheat and sugar.
Directions have been issued to Hafed to explore the possibilities in this regard, he said adding a delegation led by him visited Dubai last year where a detailed discussion was held in this regard.
Ambassador of India to Slovenia Param Jit Mann said treatment of waste water and bee keeping could be the two areas of mutual cooperation between Slovenia and Haryana.
He said Slovenia with a population of 25 lakh has expertise in the technology of water treatment and bee keeping.
He said Slovenia is the only country where clean drinking water is the fundamental right of the citizens.
Khattar said an 'Integrated Bee-keeping Development Centre' has been set up at Ramnagar, Kurukshetra with the assistance of Israel.
Apart from this, a centre ofexcellence in fruits, vegetables and flowers has been set up in the state under the Indo-Israel project.
Ambassador of India to Armenia Yogeshwar Sangwan said Armenia was primarily an agriculture based economy. Haryana and Armenia could collaborate in the fields of organic farming and IT, he said.
He said Indians are provided on-arrival visa by the Armenian Government. There are many cities in Armenia which are over 2000 years old, he added.

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First Published: Jun 27 2018 | 7:10 PM IST

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