A High-Level Delegation from Madhya Pradesh Visits UAE

A high-level delegation from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP), led by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, accompanied by three other Cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats from GoMP, visited UAE from 20th to 22nd August, to promote the upcoming Global Investors Summit 2014, scheduled to be held in city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, from 8 - 10 October, 2014.

On 20th August the delegation, along with the Consul General, Shri Anurag Bhushan, visited the Emirates Airlines’ Headquarter where a MoU was signed between GoMP and Emirates Airlines regarding commencing of cargo carriers from Indore. The delegation was also briefed about the upcoming mega infrastructural projects for Dubai Expo 2020 and the world’s first aerotropolis, under-construction, in Dubai. Later on, the delegation visited the Nakheel Properties at Palm Jumeirah where they were given a presentation regarding Nakheel’s ‘Palm project’. This was followed by a meeting between the delegation and high-level authorities at SMART city wherein the two parties explored the scope for development of similar such clusters in India. In addition, the delegation interacted with leading investors in Dubai in two separate meetings over lunch and dinner organized by Gulf Petrochem and IBPC respectively.

On 21 August, the delegation, accompanied by Ambassador of India to UAE, Shri T.P. Seetharam, visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi wherein they received a comprehensive briefing about the establishment and ongoing development of Masdar city and its role in advancing renewable energy adoption from senior members of Masdar city’s management. During the meeting, and subsequent tour of Masdar city, the two sides explored the scope of cooperation in the development of such city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Masdar city visit was followed by a brief presentation to the visiting delegation on development and operation of Abu Dhabi-based Ferrari World’s indoor park by its General Manager in the Indian Embassy premises. During interaction-cum-lunch, hosted by Indian Ambassador, the delegation met with leading investors of UAE and explored the opportunities of investments in MP. Later on, in the interactive session with members of Indian Businessmen and Professional Group and representatives from UAE’s leading financial institutions and ICAI, Abu Dhabi chapter, held in the Indian Embassy, the delegation gave a brief presentation on investment opportunities in MP and provided information on upcoming Global Investors Summit 2014 in the State.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister and the delegation not only held the growth story of UAE in high regard but also appreciated the warm hospitality they received from the several authorities in UAE and the affection shown by the Indian community

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