Mr. Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Kolkata, attended the China-India Tea Enterprises Meeting at ITC Hotel on 28 April 2016. Consul Dou Aidong, Bao Shengxiang, and Consular Attache Gao Xiang were present.
In his speech, Mr. Ma welcomed the delegation led by Li Jianming, Secretary of CPC of Xianning Municipality, Hubei Province, and said that China and India are both countries with ancient civilizations and have had many exchanges in the past, inculding in the field of tea planting and tea culture. The China-India relations have entered a new phase featuring rapid development in recent years, and so do the cooperation and exchanges between enterprises of the two countries. The Chinese Consulate General is more than ready to facilitate the exchanges between Xianning and India.
The Meeting was held by the India China Economic and Cultural Council, and more than a dozen representatives of Chinese and Indian tea enterprises and industry experts attended.
Consul General Ma met with Mr. Li Jianming and the delegation at his residence for a further discussion later in the evening. Vice Consul General Cai Zhifeng was present.