Mumbai : In the wake of growing partnership in diamond trade between India and Belgium, the Maharashtra government has urged Belgium for cooperation in promoting a university that would impart academic and skill development courses in the diamond sector. Maharashra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao Thursday received King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium at Raj Bhawan.
During his interaction with King Phillipe, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “The state government has decided to set up a university, which would offer academic courses relating to diamond industry.” He sought the cooperation of Belgium for the project. Speaking on the occasion, Philippe said Indo-Belgium commerce was dominated by diamond trade and made up for 80 per cent of Belgium’s exports.
Stressing on consolidating the economic ties between India and Begium, he focused on the need for diversifying the bilateral trade basket and expanding the investments.
Governor Rao called for greater cooperation between Maharashtra and Belgium in the areas of clean energy, infrastructure development, higher education, skill development and filmmaking.
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