Haryana To Have First Of Its Kind Department Of Global Cooperation & Engagement; Focus On Investments, Employment Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Government of Haryana on Monday (18 November) decided to create the Department of Global Cooperation and Engagement to streamline and focus on initiatives for the promotion of investment, employment for youth and welfare of the non-resident Indians (NRIs) or persons of Indian origin (PIOs).

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar.

The department will work to enhance international cooperation with provinces of foreign countries and engagement with cities under the sister provinces and twin cities programmes of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The new department will deal in formulation of country-wise strategies for promotion of investment, employment, education and skill development and promotion of state culture and welfare of diaspora.

The department will also deal in participation in bilateral working groups with a view to promote the State's interest in foreign countries in the area of trade and investment both in-bound and out-bound in consultation with the MEA, a government statement said. The department will further maintain liaison with Indian missions abroad on matters pertaining to Haryana.

(With inputs from IANS.)

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