British High Commissioner Alex Ellis on Friday appreciated the efforts of the government of Uttar Pradesh in tackling the pandemic.
He also appreciated the state government’s efforts in promoting girls’ education, self-reliance and empowerment of women, according to a statement from the UP government.
The diplomat met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his official residence in Lucknow to discuss and strengthen relations between Britain and India, especially UP.
In view of experts’ assessment of the coronavirus, the Prime Minister discussed the preparations being made in the state for its prevention and treatment.
The visiting diplomat praised the “One District, One Product” scheme, the statement said.
Currently, Varanasi is emerging in a modern and developed form, he said.
The High Commissioner said Britain and Uttar Pradesh could further develop their cooperation on higher education.
This could increase academic exchange between state and British universities, Ellis said.
“We can also work on design, packaging and technical support as part of the “One District, One Product Scheme,” the statement said.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr Adityanath said India and Britain have a strong bond and investment and business activity between UP and the UK can be increased in health, defense manufacturing, education, environment and MSMEs, especially local handicrafts, according to the ruling.
He invited British investors to invest in UP and said there are huge opportunities to conduct industrial and commercial activities here.
The state government has adopted an attractive sectoral investment policy, he told the visiting envoy.
A positive environment has been created in the state to attract investment from abroad, the Chief Minister added, pointing out that UP ranks second in the country in the “Ease of Doing Business” ranking.