PM Modi calls for better connectivity between India, Kazakhstan strengthen ties

Astana, July 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India and Kazakhstan are made for each other, adding that the two nations need better connectivity to strengthen the economic engagement and bilateral ties.

“India needs whatever Kazakhstan has, in a way the two nations are made for each other. There is immense potential between the two countries, but in order to further strengthen our economic engagement we need better connectivity,” said Prime Minister Modi, while addressing a gathering of CEOs and business leaders of Kazakhstan and India.

“If the trade connectivity increases, then it can be a win-win situation for both the countries. The more our cooperation increases, the more it will be beneficial for our nations,” he added.

The Prime Minister further added that the two nations could work together in Space, cyber security, health and infrastructure.

Prime Minister Modi, who reached Astana on the second leg of his eight-day tour to five central Asian countries and Russia, met his Kazakh counterpart Karim Massimov here.

A high-powered FICCI delegation, representing sectors such as construction, pharmaceuticals, mining, banking, power transmission and IT, is accompanying Prime Minister Modi on his visit to Kazakhstan.

Top Indian companies such as Essar group, GMR, BHEL, NASSCOM, Punjab National Bank, Lupin, Punj Llyod and SUN Group are being represented in the business delegation. During the visit, the CEOs will meet leading companies from Kazakhstan and discuss a comprehensive strategy to enhance our mutual trade and investment. (ANI)

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