Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is on Russia visit, has invited Russian Prime Minister Mr. Dmitry Medvedev to visit Amaravati.
Chandrababu Naidu, during his meeting with the Russian Prime Minister, said India and Russia are natural and traditional friends, who stood by each other for decades. Observing that Russia has strong roots in manufacturing, technology and natural resources, he said AP is leading in innovation, IT and in adapting best practices from across the globe. “Both our countries have strong leadership now which is making a lot of difference to both the countries,“ said the CM.
Mentioning that AP has an important naval base in Visakhapatnam, the CM listed the possible areas of strong Russia presence in aerospace, Defence, Oil, Inland waterways, Nuclear energy and so on. Giving a call to Russian firms to make AP their investment destination, the Chief Minister said AP offers a lot of opportunities in the green field capital Amaravati.
Russian Prime Minister remarked that today's meeting with the three Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan is historic. “It signals that Russia is not Moscow and India is not Delhi. We will initiate cooperation between our provinces and your States," the Russian PM said.
Medvedev agreed in principle and asked Trade Minister Denis Valentinovich Manturov to work out the details. The Chief Minister also asked the Russian Prime Minister to initiate some projects and initiatives before President Vladimir Putin's visit to India. To this, the Prime Minister asked the Trade Minister Manturov to follow up. In his concluding remarks, Chandrababu Naidu invited Russian participation in Amaravati construction and said he was willing to have Russian Industrial Cluster.