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Indian ambassadors to four countries meet Chief Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

A select group of Indian ambassadors today met Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here and discussed potential investment opportunities in various sectors in the state.

High Commissioner of India to United Kingdom, Navtej Singh Sarna, Indian Ambassadors to Czech Republic and Niger, Krishan Kumar and R S Malhotra and India's Ambassador to Syria, Manmohan Singh Bhanot met the chief minister.

"Potential investment opportunities in sectors like Industries, Tourism, Power, Health, Food Processing and Infrastructure were stressed upon during the meeting," an official spokesperson said, adding air and rail connectivity were also discussed.

The chief minister said our aim is to promote industrial development and the state government was offering sops and incentives to entrepreneurs for it.

Discussions were also held to open small Food Processing Units.

"The objective of the meeting was to familiarize us with the potential of the region and attract potential investors from other countries to invest in India," Navtej Singh Sarna said.

Senior government officers from Planning, Agriculture and Horticulture, Forest, PWD, Education, Revenue, Urban Development and Chief Secretary V C Pharka were also present in the meeting.

The delegation will interact with local farmers and representatives of Tourism department at Chail tomorrow during their field visit.

First Published: Thu, June 02 2016. 20:42 IST