On his current visit to Russia, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu met the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and proposed the idea of a Russian Industrial Cluster in Andhra Pradesh.

“Both our countries have strong leadership now which is making a lot of difference,” said Mr. Naidu. Pointing out that Andhra Pradesh has an important naval base in Visakhapatnam, Mr. Naidu then listed out the possible areas of interest for Russia vis-à-vis Aerospace, Defence, Oil, Inland Waterways and Nuclear Energy etc.

Calling out to Russian firms to make Andhra Pradesh their investment destination, Mr. Naidu presented the opportunities that the state offers; adding that Russian’s resources and AP’s IT sector will be an excellent combination.

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Russian Prime Minister remarked that the 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.

Later, Mr. Naidu invited the Russian Prime Minister to visit Amaravati. Mr. Medvedev agreed in principle and asked Trade Minister Mr. Denis Valentinovich Manturov to work out the details.

He also requested the Prime Minister to initiate some projects and initiatives before President Mr. Vladimir Putin’s visit to India; before concluding by inviting Russian participation in Amaravati construction.

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