Who: Rajasthan and South Australia
What: Signed Sister-State Agreement
When: 20 November 2015
Rajasthan and South Australia on 20 November 2015 signed the historic Sister-State Agreement to boost export and investment opportunities between the two states.
The agreement was signed by South Australia Trade and Investment Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan.
Highlights of the agreement
• The sister-state relationship between South Australia and Rajasthan is based on a two-way exchange of research, policy and technical capabilities.
• The agreement provides partnership opportunities across key sectors where South Australian business will offer services and product support.
• The expertise of South Australia in sustainable water management will also play a critical role to further improve water access and security for businesses and communities in Rajasthan.
In November 2015, the South Australian Government released research showing that 65000 South Australian jobs are linked to international exports. It showed export jobs are not just limited to traditional export sectors like agriculture but also to services, health care, communications, transport.