PUNJAB CM, UK ENVOY AGREE TO COOPERATE ON INDUSTRIAL MODERNISATION, SKILL DEVELOPMENT ETC
DISCUSS WAYS AND MEANS TO CHECK ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION FROM PUNJAB INTO UK
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith met for discussions on cooperation in the fields of industrial modernisation, skill development, food processing and setting up of cold chain facilities in the state, with the two also brainstorming on ways and means to check illegal immigration from Punjab into the UK.
An official spokesperson disclosed after the meeting that the Chief Minister and the High Commissioner agreed on the need for concerted measures to crack down on rogue travel agents who were instrumental in facilitating illegal immigration, generally leading to immense problems and sufferings for the innocent and gullible victims.
Industrial modernisation was also high on the agenda for the talks, which focused on the use of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence as a tool to boost the development of industries in the state. The two agreed to work closely on this, with the Chief Minister underlining the massive investment potential triggered by the new Industrial Policy in Punjab.