Arun Jaitley to meet key investors during 6-day Japan visit

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New Delhi, May 27: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet Suzuki Motor Corp head Osamu Suzuki and SoftBank CEO as well as several investors during his six-day visit to Japan beginning Sunday.

Jaitley will leave on Saturday evening to Japan, an official statement said here. On arrival in Tokyo on Sunday, he will have meetings with SoftBank Masayoshi Son to discuss investment opportunities India presents to the Japanese telecom giant.

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Jaitley to meet investors in Japan

On Day 2, he will attend the 22nd International Conference on 'The Future of Asia' organised by Nikkei Inc as well as meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Meeting with Suzuki is planned for May 31, followed by participation in 22nd International Conference on 'The Future of Asia'. In the afternoon he will deliver keynote address at the roundtable on National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

In the evening Jaitley will have meetings with Government Pension Investment Fund President Norihiro Takahashi and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Cooperation for Transport and Urban Development President and CEO Takuma Hatano.

He will also meet CEOs at a meeting organised by the Japan-India Business Cooperation Committee next day.

Besides, meetings with Japan International Cooperation Agency President Shinichi Kitaoka and Hitachi Chairamn Hiroaki Nakanishi are also planned. He will leave for Osaka on June 1 evenining and the next day deliver a Lecture on 'India: Political, Social and Economic Change' at Osaka University.

In the evening the Finance Minister will participate and address the Make In India - Investment Promotion Seminar. "Thereafter he will meet select Japanese CEOs and CII delegation," the statement said.

On June 3, Jaitley will return to Tokyo for more meetings including with officials of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp and Eastspring Investments. Finance Minister will leave for back home on June 4 and will arrive in national capital in the evening on same day.

Meanwhile, CII in a separate statement said it is taking a high level CEOs delegation to Japan to accompany Jaitley onthe Japan visit.

The delegation comprises senior industry leaders like Dr Naushad Forbes, President, CII and Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall Pvt Ltd, Punj Llyod Chairman Atul Punj, Bharat Forge executive director Amit B Kalyani, DCM Chairman and Managing Director Ajay S Shriram and Wipro's Japan head Naohide Takatani.

"The various meetings, interactions and conference would target business leaders of Japan who already have some presence in India and also others who could be potential investors," it said.

CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said Japan and India have huge potential and the visit will further strengthen the investment and business linkages.

PTI

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