Australian delegation, Israeli envoy call on Andhra CM

Amaravati, July 25 (IANS) An Australian business delegation on Thursday met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and discussed the investment opportunities in the state.

The delegation led by Australian Consul General Susan Grace included 22 delegates from Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria. The delegates were from various sectors like mines, fuel, lithium batteries manufacturing, education, logistics and airport management.

Jagan Reddy assured them he would give full support that will result in the development of the industrial sector of the state. He said transparency in the governance would help in the growth of industrial sector.

The Chief Minister expressed his interest in introduction of electric buses in the state to reduce pollution and for better transportation.

The Australian delegation, which was on a two-day visit, met various ministers, secretaries and entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka also called on Jagan Reddy.

The Chief Minister emphasized on strengthening bilateral relations between Andhra Pradesh and Israel for mutual benefit. They discussed water management and desalination of sea water in the areas where supply of treated water is difficult.

Malka explained how Israel is re-cycling 94 per cent of its waste water. They also discussed about possible technological agencies collaborations in the fields of robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

The Israeli Ambassador spoke about the technology to curb cyber-crimes. He also invited Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police and other officials to visit Israel to study cyber security.

Malka said he was impressed by the Chief Minister's vision and offered his help in furthering Andhra-Israel relations.

--IANS

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