Mr. Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata, met with Mr. Subrata Mukherjee, Minister of Public Health Engineering and Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development of the State Government of West Bengal, on 19 October 2016. Consul Chen Yongliang, Consular Attache Chen Ankai were present during the meeting.
Consul General Ma expressed his appreciation to Minister Mukherjee for his support to China-India humanities exchanges all along, and thanked him for attending this year’s National Day Reception held by the Chinese Consulate. Mr. Ma outlined the programs initiated by the Consulate, and said that with efforts from both sides, the exchanges and cooperation between China and West Bengal and East India at large can witness greater progress.
Consul General Ma handed over the invitation letter from Mr. Liu Huiyan, Vice Governor of China’s Yunnan Province, who expected Minister Mukherjee to visit China, and he also noted that the Province of Yunnan looked forward to conducting more exchanges and cooperation with the State of West Bengal on public health infrastructure and other matters.
Minister Mukherjee thanked the Chinese side for the invitation, and promised to keep in contact with the Consulate regarding the visit. The two sides also had discussions on a number of specific issues.