Jaitley to visit London, Zurich tomorrow

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave for London on Sunday on a two-day official visit, followed by a four-day official visit to Zurich, Switzerland.

During his stay in the U.K., the Finance Minister will meet his counterpart George Osborne on Monday, and will also participate in three different investors' meet organised by Goldman Sachs, Mastercard and CII and Kotak Mahindra among others.

During his interaction with international investors, the minister will apprise them about the investment opportunities in different sectors in India, including infrastructure, manufacturing, and services, and through National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) among others.

Jaitley will invite them to make best use of the opportunity and invest in India.

On Tuesday, the Finance Minister will participate in an India-U.K. Bilateral Meet and Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD). In the evening, he will leave for Zurich.

In Zurich, he will participate in various World Economic Forum (WEF) programmes and meetings. He is leading an Indian delegation, mainly consisting of Captains of Indian Trade and Industry, who in turn will also meet their counterparts from different participating countries to explore the possibilities of trade and investment among others.

The Finance Minister would also address a seminar jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and BCG on the topic 'India-Next Growth Engine of Financial Inclusion and Financial Governance'.

The Finance Minister will also hold meetings with his counterparts from other participating countries on the sidelines of WEF Meetings and would discuss among others the world economic situation and India's economic preparedness to meet any future challenges.

Jaitley will return on January24.

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