Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors' Summit 2018 in Lucknow today.
Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dr Harsh Vardhan, V K Singh, Dharmendra Pradhan will attend the summit and chair individual sessions to attract investment for the state.
President Ram Nath Kovind will be present at the closing ceremony tomorrow.
The event has been organized by Uttar Pradesh government to showcase the investment opportunities and potential in the state. It will provide a global platform, to bring together ministers, leaders from the corporate world, senior policymakers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of economic development in the state and promote cooperation.
Seven nations– Finland, Netherlands, Japan, Czech Republic, Thailand, Slovakia, and Mauritius have been identified as country partners for the event. Several memorandums of understandings (MoUs) are expected to be signed during the summit.
The event comes in the backdrop of Prime Minister’s clarion call to the states to engage in the spirit of co-operative and competitive federalism for all-round development of states showcasing their potential and attracting investors.