INDIAN Consul General in Vancouver, Abhilasha Joshi, recently paid a courtesy call on Lt.-Gov. of B.C., Judith Guichon, in Victoria. The two discussed issues of mutual interest for the further growth of India-B.C. ties. Guichon was deeply interested in several cooperation opportunities between B.C. and India.
Joshi also met with Premier John Horgan in Victoria. Horgan reiterated the Province’s strong trade and cultural ties with India. Both sides look forward to further strengthening collaboration across varied sectors between B.C. and India.
Joshi also called on Darryl Plecas, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Deputy Speaker Raj Chouhan and others.
Joshi paid courtesy calls on ministers Bruce Ralston (Jobs, Trade and Technology) and Lisa Beare (Tourism, Art and Culture) and had useful discussions on several sectors including India’s trade and cultural ties with B.C., film and TV production, and clean tech.
Joshi also paid a courtesy call on Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and discussed further cooperation with one of the fastest growing cities in Canada especially with reference to its Smart City and Waste to Fuel initiative. Incidentally, Surrey has two Friendship Cities in India – Ludhiana and Jalandhar.