The Czech Republic has evinced keen interest in investing in Haryana in aerospace, defence and auto manufacturing sectors.

Ambassador of Czech Republic to India, Milan Hovorka, called on Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister Vipul Goel on Thursday to discuss possibilities for cooperation in various sectors.

During the meeting, it was discussed that industries in the Czech Republic could be invited for setting up aerospace and defence facilities in the upcoming integrated aviation hub at Hisar.

Goel said that as Haryana has three flying clubs, world-class flying training facilities could be developed in collaboration with Czech institutions imparting such training. Presently, trainee pilots have to travel to Prague for such training.

Discussion was also held regarding possibility of inviting Czech companies to set up auto and auto ancillary units in Haryana. Czech automobile giant Skoda presently has two plants at Pune and Aurangabad.

As a cultural exchange initiative, Haryana could also host the Czech philharmonic orchestra for one performance in Chandigarh during their tour to India in January, 2018, he added. Hovorka also invited the Industries Minister to visit the Czech Republic in October, 2017 for the industries fair to be held there. India is a partner state in this trade fair.