Астрахань, 17 января 2013г.
The vice-governor of the Astrakhan Region, Konstantin Markelov, wished Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the best for “India’s general elections next year.” Markelov was in Gujarat for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, which showcased the Indian state as a haven of economic growth and foreign investment.
Gujarat and Astrakhan signed a memorandum of understanding of co-operation in 2001. There have been regular delegation-level visits between the areas since then, with Modi visiting Astrakhan in 2006. The regions cooperate in human resource development, shipbuilding, food processing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. They look to step up cooperation with Gazprom and Gujarat State Petroleum Corp signing a MoU.