Jaitley to leave Saturday on 6-day visit to Japan to woo investors

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave on Saturday for a 6-day visit to Japan to boost investments into India, an official statement said.

“Arun Jaitley will leave tomorrow evening on 6-day official visit to Japan from May 29 to June 4, 2016,” said a finance ministry statement.

His visit will see a number of significant meetings, which are expected to boost the business synergy between the two countries.

Jaitley’s schedule includes bilateral meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and interactions with CEOs of Japanese companies, including Soft Bank and Suzuki Motor Corporation, the statement said.

The minister will also attend the 22nd international conference on ‘The Future of Asia’ organized by Nikkei Inc, it said.

Jaitley is also slated to deliver a keynote address on National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and have meetings with Japan International Cooperation Agency president and Hitachi chairman, it added.

The minister’s visit is expected to expand the presence of Japanese companies in India and is aimed at developing opportunities of long-term investments from them.

Jaitley is also scheduled to meet the Indian organizations at India Club in Osaka and will also participate and address the ‘Make In India’ investment promotion seminar, it added.

Business delegations from industry bodies Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Confederation of Indian Industry will also accompany Jaitley.



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