German Ambassador calls on Governor

Srinagar, July 19:  Michael Steiner, German Ambassador to India, called on Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today, an official spokesman said.
“The Governor and Steiner discussed issues arising from the world wide economic draw down and several important matters relating to the strong bi-lateral ties between the two countries. They also discussed the possibilities of German investors assisting the establishment of business and commercial ventures for the rapid economic growth of JK, particularly in the areas in which the State was keen to secure foreign collaboration,” he added.
“The Governor and Steiner also held discussions in regard to the opportunities available for the youth of the State to pursue their education at the centres of higher learning in Germany, as well as availing job opportunities there,” the spokesman said.
It is pertinent to recall that the Governor, as the founder Co-Chairman of the Indo-European Union Round Table during 2001-08, has had extensive experience of promoting bi-lateral and multi-lateral understandings between India and the European Union countries. 
Agriculture Minister meets Guv
Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir called on Governor N N Vohra, at Raj Bhavan here on Friday, an official spokesman said.
“The Governor and Minister discussed the longer term adverse consequences of climate change on the agricultural and horticultural productivity of the state and the measures which must be implemented in the short and medium term. They also discussed issues arising from the growing shortages of water faced in several areas and the need for urgent steps being taken by farmers and growers to optimize available moisture resources.
The Governor and the Minister also discussed issues relating to delays in democratic decentralization.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST

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