New Delhi, December 9: The government of Andhra Pradesh today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Western Australia for cooperation in various fields.
The MoU was signed by the officials of the two sides in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Consul General of Australia Sean Kelly, and treasurer of Western Australia Mike Nehan.
The event was held at Andhra Pradesh Bhawan in the national capital.
Under the MoU, the two states will cooperate in sectors like education, science and technology, research, trade and culture.
The Australian side evinced interest in setting up mining equipment park in Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Naidu said the state had already signed two agreements with China and one with Japan for cooperation in various sectors.
The chief minister said with a long coastline, Andhra offered vast investment and business opportunities. He said KG basin had huge gas reserved. The state has also set up petroleum university in Visakhapatnam.
Naidu told the delegation that the government has taken up skill development programme on a large scale. He said Andhra Pradesh holds first position in aqua sector.
The chief minister said the state will take the help of Western Australia for using latest technology in construction of roads.