Finance Minister to Leave Tonight on a Four Day Official Visit to Singapore and Hong Kong


The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley will be leaving tonight on a four day official visit to Singapore and Hong Kong. During the first leg of his visit, the Finance Minister will be arriving in Singapore on 18th and will stay there till 19th September and will later visit Hong Kong on 20th and 21st September 2015. During his visit to Singapore, he will be giving a talk at the Singapore Summit on “India: A Heaven of Opportunity in Globally Challenging Times”. Singapore Summit is an annual investment event organized by the Government of Singapore with participation from various Asian countries. During his stay in Singapore, the Finance Minister will meet Mr Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore. He would also be holding the bilateral meetings with Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, and Mr K. Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore. He would attend meetings with prominent investors and fund managers in Singapore. He is having meetings with Temasek and GIC, Singapore Government owned wealth funds.  He will be having talks with the Pension Funds regarding their participation in National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), being promoted by the Government of India. The Finance Minister is also addressing a meeting of Singapore businesses, jointly organized by Indian High Commission and FICCI.

In Hong Kong, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley would be addressing the investors at the Capital Markets and Institutional Investors’ Summit organized by the Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation (APIC) on 21 September, 2015. The Summit will present to select Asian Institutional investors the developments in India’s Capital Markets and investment opportunities. The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley is having meetings with Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Greater China Chamber of Commerce. He is also having small group meetings with financial sector investors and fund managers in Hong Kong. The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley would be meeting the Chief Executive of Hong Kong on 21 September, 2015. Shri Jaitley is also addressing an event organized by Indian community in Hong Kong. The Finance Minister will return home on the early morning of 22nd September, 2015.

Source: PIB


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