Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has sought broad cooperation from the United States of America to further accelerate the pace of ongoing development in the state in various areas such as education, health, industry, business, Information technology, renewal energy besides to strengthen bilateral relations.

The state government is also keen for ‘mutual exchange programme’ based on agriculture, industry and education, an official spokesman said here on Sunday.

He said that the Punjab Government was ready to follow the required procedures to initiate such program for making Punjab a more prosperous state.

This cooperation was sought by Punjab NRIs Affairs, Revenue and Renewal Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, when Herro Muspha, Political Consulate General of America called on him at his residence here.

Welcoming Muspha for holding a discussion with Punjab in view of development initiatives, Majithia, as per the spokesman, informed Muspha that Punjab was on a smooth pace of development and this pace could be doubled by enhancing cooperation with the United States of America.

He said that Punjab requires America’s coordination in the key development sectors including agriculture, health, education, power, IT, business and renewal energy.

The Minister also told  Muspha that Punjab has set-up an IIT near Mohali to make its talented students IT adepts.

Muspha, extending thanks to the minister, promised that America would always be with Punjab on the issues of development and provide necessary coordination for the welfare of the state.

She also invited a delegation of the Punjab Government to USA to survey the system there which could also be replicated in Punjab.

(Agencies)

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