Very successful visit of Prof. Andreas Pinkwart to Kolkata. The Minister for Economic Affairs from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s biggest state, together with a 25-member delegation participated on 7th/8th of February in the Bengal Global Business Summit 2019.
Minister Pinkwart had a stimulating exchange with the Chief Minister of West Bengal, the Hon’ble Mamata Banerjee and with Finance Minister Mitra.
In his plenary speech Prof. Pinkwart emphasized the importance and the prospects of Indo-German cooperation in a globalizing world. The MoU between West Bengal and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was also signed at the summit, will facilitate cooperation between the two states in many promising areas, such as renewables, manufacturing, training and education etc. Also very glad to learn that Germany’s GIZ has been tasked to evaluate and make proposals for ecofriendly public transport in Kolkata.