German Federal State Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Minister for Policy Coordination Mrs. Theresa Schopper met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Friday (7 Feb).
The Minister was accompanied by a business delegation from agriculture, food processing, and urban development.
Theresa Schopper told the Governor that Baden Wuerttemberg was the powerhouse of Germany, and has been the base of Germany’s automobile sector.
She said that Stuttgart, the capital city of Baden Wuerttemberg and the city of Mumbai had a sister-city relationship for the last few decades. She also told the Governor that her State also had a think tank on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and that the State could extend AI cooperation to Maharashtra.
The delegation accompanying the Minister told the Governor that 1800 German companies were operating from India and that Maharashtra alone has 40 percent of these companies. The delegation told the Governor that Germany had emerged as a popular destination for students pursuing higher education.
Welcoming the delegation to Maharashtra, Governor Koshyari said Maharashtra would welcome cooperation with Baden Wuerttemberg in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture. He called for further strengthening cooperation in culture, education, and people to people contacts