Modi to inaugurate Vibrant Gujarat Summit on January 18

The Prime Minister will be on a two-day visit to the state on January 17 and 18.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 9th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit on January 18, in the presence of five heads of states and also over one hundred diplomats and captains of the country’s industries.

Mr. Modi will be on a two-day visit to the state on January 17 and 18 for the summit and also other programmes and events.

After inaugurating the main session, the Prime Minister will also participate in a round table conference with financial experts and sovereign funds CEOs regarding opportunities for investments in the country.

As per the details shared by Gujarat Chief Secretary Dr J N Singh, head of state of Denmark, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, Rwanda and Republic of Malta will be attending the summit and Mr. Modi will hold one-on-one meetings with the leaders on the sidelines of the event before hosting them on a dinner on January 18.

Before the dinner, Mr. Modi will participate in a ’round table interaction’ with the heads of global sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and institutional investors to talk about investment opportunities in various sectors in India.

A day before the main event on January 18th, PM will open Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show in which several hundred companies from across the country are participating.

Uzbekistan president Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Rwandan president Paul Kagame, Denmark’s Prime Mminister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Czech Republic, Andrej Babis and Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat have confirmed their presence in the global summit in which around a dozen countries have joined as country partners.

As part of the Vibrant Gujarat Investment Summit, the Gujarat Government in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs is holding “Africa Day” with presence of over one hundred diplomats and public figures from African nations.

This is a second such outreach engagement by the Gujarat government with African countries after it held annual general meeting and conference of African Development Bank in May 2017.

“Both India and African nations have immense opportunities to grow by enhancing trade and business ties,” said Gujarat’s Principal Secretary S.J. Hyder, who is in charge of the Africa Day event, said.

Mr. Hyder informed that more than 30 African countries will send their diplomats and high-level ministerial delegations during the event to be held on January 19 at Mahatma Mandir convention and exhibition centre in Gandhinagar.

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