The agreement will not be offered, but may contain clauses relating to the provision of financial provisions for the implementation of projects. The agreement, according to the proposal, will facilitate the exchange of know-how and good practices. India has signed agreements with China, Australia, the United States, South Korea (RoK), Russia, Canada, Germany, Belarus, Mauritius, Hungary, Jordan, Bangladesh, Lithuania and Portugal. “Other cities, such as Ahmedabad, have already reached similar agreements with other cities. There are similarities between Rajkot and the Chinese city in terms of size, the presence of small and medium-sized industries, the nature of the city, etc. Both are comparable cities and can learn from exchange programs, workshops and best practices,” Pani said. He stated that there was no time frame for concluding the formalities of signing the agreement. Gujarat and New Jersey in the United States of America on Saturday concluded a “brother state agreement” for cooperation in the areas of economic development, clean energy, higher education, tourism, cultural exchanges, health and business investment. In order to take control of the agreement, the proposal aimed to create an authority composed of mediators and elected leaders of the RMC.
A letter of action (LoI) was exchanged between Ahmedabad and the Japanese city of Kobe for a partnership of the partner city. The LoI was exchanged in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended Kobe for a major Indian diaspora event. In November 2016, Modi and Abe had tinged a sister-state MoU relationship for Gujarat and Hyogo Prefecture. During this period, the PM had also visited a ball train in Kobe, the capital of Hyogo. The Municipal Ombudsman based his proposal on a letter to RMC from the Joint Minister of Urban Development and Urban Housing in January of this year, in which he instructed the Citizens` Council to begin preparing for the signing of the agreement. The agreement establishes a plan to create more opportunities for cooperation between the two cities on the academic, cultural and commercial front. Background: In order to maintain, promote and improve opportunities for commercial, academic and cultural activities between Kobe in Japan and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, a sister city agreement has been reached between the two cities. India has signed agreements with many countries, including China, the United States, Australia, Russia, Canada, Mauritius, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Portugal, Belarus and Jordan.
Kobe is located in Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have also reached a sister state agreement for Gujarat and Hyogo Prefecture.