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Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan visits China to scout for investments

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also plans to address a business seminar in Beijing on Monday

By: PTI | Beijing | Published: June 19, 2016 7:25:55 pm
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrived in China on Sunday to scout for investments for his state and hold talks with senior Chinese officials.

Chouhan will address a business seminar in Beijing on Monday in which several Chinese investors are expected to take part.

He is also scheduled to meet Song Tao, Minister of the International Department of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and Zhao Leji, Politburo member and Minister of the Organisation Department of the CPC.

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CPC international department maintains close ties with different political parties in India including BJP and also state governments.

Chouhan is also set to meet several Chinese CEOs and industrialists individually in the next two days.

This is Chouhan’s second visit to China as chief ministers from several Indian states have visited the country in recent years to pitch for Chinese investments.

Chouhan will later visit Guangzhou city where he is due to address a business seminar and meet local officials and investors.

Last month, President Pranab Mukherjee had addressed a India-China Business Forum in Guangzhou pitching for Chinese investments in India.

Chouhan’s visit will be followed by Finance Minster Arun Jaitley’s trip here during which he is due to address a business forum here on June 24 and attend the 8th India-China Financial Dialogue.

Jaitley will also attend the first Board of Governors meeting of the China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to be held on June 25-26.

India is a founding member of the bank in which 56 other countries have joined.

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