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Mamata to visit UK to showcase West Bengal for investment

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would visit UK to showcase the state as an ideal destination for investment.

Banerjee would lead a 37-member official delegation to London on July 26 for her five-day visit to the UK and would return to Kolkata on July 30.

The CM's visit would begin with a conference of British CEOs during her interaction at the UK India Business Council

During her visit to London, Banerjee would showcase West Bengal as an ideal destination for investment, even as the tour was expected to pave way for agreements on health, education and other social sectors, state Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra said.

But the meeting between Banerjee and British Prime Minister David Cameron in London may not be possible because of Cameron's preoccupation with the economic crisis in Greece.

"Even as the British PM was eager to meet the Chief Minister, this may not be possible as David Cameron will not be in the country during her visit to London because of his pre-occupation with the issue related to Greece," Mitra said.

The Chief Minister's visit to London was finalised responding to an invitation of the British Prime Minister sometime back.

First Published: Tue, July 14 2015. 22:22 IST