Modi plays host to 70 diplomats ahead of Investors' Summit

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New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) In a bid to attract investment for his state, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi tonight played host to more than 70 diplomats including 40 ambassadors at a dinner meeting in the capital.

Ambassadors from China, Japan, Russia, Canada, Egypt, Switzerland, Pakistan, Greece, Germany and others participated in this meet.

The Chief Minister invited them to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2009. He also requested them to organise a visit of business leaders from their nations.

After the screening of a film on development of Gujarat and its potential for investment, Mr Modi said the infrastructure development in the state encompasses new areas as diverse as gas grid, private railways lines, optical fiber network and water supply network.

He said Gujarat is already globally known in sectors of textiles, chemicals, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, engineering, diamonds etc. ''We have also made good beginnings in ship building and railway coach making. The fact that Gujarat is a most preferred investment destination is now well acknowledged and the decision of Tata Motors for relocating their Nano project in Gujarat is a recent testimony to this fact.'' Most of the diplomats have shown their interest for investment opportunities in Gujarat, a state government spokesman here said.

Gujarat is gearing up to organise the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2009 on January 12 and 13 at Ahmedabad.

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