Chandigarh, January 21- Government of China will promote Haryana among its provinces, cities and companies as an ideal investment destination for education, healthcare, science and technology sectors. This was disclosed by Mr Song Tao, Minister for International Department during a dinner banquet hosted by him for the delegation led by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal in Beijing today.
Mr Tao said that he was very pleased to host Mr Manohar Lal not only because he was the first Indian Chief Minister to visit China after he took over as Chief Minister last November, but also because there were so many complementary ties between economies of Haryana and many Chinese Provinces. He expressed deep appreciation of the various initiatives of the BJP Government at the Centre and in different states. He said that he was deeply impressed by the Haryana government’s policy of zero tolerance for corruption. Mr Manohar Lal said that the two countries have had strong relations since centuries ago. He said that given our 3,400 kms long border, it was more important to be good neighbours rather than being just neighbours. He said he was looking forward to attracting a large number of Chinese companies despite curtailing his visit due to the visit of the beloved Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi to the State Capital on January 24 and then again to Gurgaon on January 25. Mr Song Tao accepted the invitation of Chief Minister, Haryana to be his guest during his next visit to India. He also promised to enhance Chinese efforts for cultural exchanges and people to people interactions with Haryana.