Thiruvananthapuram–The Czech Republic and Kerala governments will be working together in sectors of tourism, ayurveda, IT and in the promotion of environment friendly projects, they jointly announced here on Thursday.

The decision on collaboration was taken at a meeting of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with the visiting Czech delegation led by Ambassador Milan Hovorka. Deputy Speaker of Czech Parliament Radek Vondracek was also present.

The Chief Minister’s Office told the media that the cooperation between Kerala and the Czech Republic gained importance with the opening of the second Czech Visa Application Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, early in the day.

With this Kerala became the only state with two such centres. The first centre in Kochi was opened in March.

Vijayan discussed with the Czech delegation world class ayurveda research and treatment facilities besides cooperation between the two sides to promote tourism.

Kerala also showed interest in solar energy based projects and the IT sector. Both teams agreed to take forward their discussion on implementable projects. (IANS)