Bangalore, January 17, 2002
His Excellency, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Zhu Rongji visited the corporate headquarters of India's leading software company Infosys Technologies Ltd today. During the hour - long visit, Mr. Zhu Rongji met with the senior management of the company and viewed case studies of Infosys' technology capabilities. To mark his visit, Mr Rongji planted a sapling on campus. He also addressed a large gathering of Infoscions, during which he emphasised the need for India and China to work together.
Addressing Infoscions, Mr Rongji said, "Infosys stands for advanced technology, outstanding talent, modern management and tremendous achievements. It is widely recognised around the world that India is number one in software exports and China is number one in hardware. Together we can become the world's number one". While at Infosys, the Chinese Premier also granted the company permission to open an office in China.
Earlier, welcoming the Premier to Infosys, Mr N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "We are honoured to have Mr. Zhu Rongji visiting the Infosys headquarters today. China is the world's best story of economic growth and His Excellency, Mr Zhu Rongji has been the chief architect of financial growth in China. It is a privilege for us to welcome him to Infosys".
Infosys, a world leader in consulting and information technology services, partners with Global 2000 companies to provide business consulting, systems integration, application development and product engineering services. Through these services, Infosys enables its clients to fully exploit technology for business transformation. Clients leverage Infosys' Global Delivery Model to achieve higher quality, rapid time - to - market and cost - effective solutions. Infosys has approximately 10,000 employees in over 30 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.
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