Chandigarh

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MINISTER ZOE BETTISON CALLS ON NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU

November 07, 2017 09:04 PM

WIDE RANGING DISCUSSIONS ON COOPERATION IN SMART CITY, SPORTING EXCHANGES, AGRICULTURAL COLLABORATION, EDUCATION 

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The South Australian Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, Social Housing, Status of Women, Ageing, Multicultural Affairs, Youth and Volunteers Zoe Bettison today called on the Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu here today at Punjab Municipal Bhawan. The two dignitaries held wide ranging talks primarily centered on mutual co-operation in Smart City, Education, Agricultural and Sports spheres.

 
 
Discussing the smart city project with the Australian dignitary, Mr. Sidhu perfectly articulated his plan of having infrastructural, cultural, sports besides other socio-economic sphere level exchanges between Amritsar and any city in South Australia. He also said that he is strongly optimistic about getting whole hearted co-operation from Australia with regard to this.

Dwelling upon other issues, Mr. Sidhu called for Agricultural partnership between the two sides with special emphasis on scientific research and Agro based industry. Listing Education and Sports as top priority areas, Mr. Sidhu batted for regular exchange of co-operation between two sides on these core sectors thus benefitting from each other's expertise.

On the occasion, the Australian dignitary specially invited Mr. Sidhu and Mr. Pargat Singh for the upcoming Australian Sikh Games to which Mr. Sidhu said that he would bring the matter to the notice of the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh and he would be very elated in case the Chief Minister agrees to lead the State in Australia thus leading to further cementation of bonds between Punjab and Australia.
The Australian dignitary also lauded the par excellence contribution made by Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu while representing India in Cricket and MLA Mr. Pargat Singh in Hockey. Among others present on the occasion included MLA Mr. Pargat Singh, Advisor Dr. Amar Singh and Mr. Angad Singh Sohi and others.

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