Assam government is leaving no stones unturned to ensure that their maiden investment summit Advantage Assam makes its mark globally.
Presence of delegates from seventeen countries in the Global Investors’ Summit has been confirmed so far.
Addressing a press meet at Dispur, Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Thursday said, “We will be having a truly global presence in the Summit.”
“Delegates from seventeen countries have already confirmed their presence so far and by tonight, we might have confirmation from a few more parties,” said Patowary.
He also said, “We are expecting at least 200 investors from across the world.”
Minister Patowary added, “The countries which have confirmed their presence in the Summit are – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, UAE, USA and Vietnam.”
“The delegations from Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Cambodia will be led by ministers from those respective countries,” he also said.
India and Bhutan will engage in bi-lateral talks for the first time in Assam during this Summit where Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will also be present.
Patowary also said that there will be a four-country seminar which will be attended by Japan, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Czech Republic.
Multi-sectoral discussion will take place in the seminar.
The two-day Advantage Assam-Global Investors’ Summit will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 3.
Several Union Ministers including Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Textile and Information and Broadcasting Smriti Z Irani, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju are expected to take part in the proceedings.