Agra: Ministers and businessmen from about 60 countries, including Pakistan, Australia, Korea and Mauritius, are expected to participate in the three-day Global Partnership Summit beginning from January 27.
The summit, which is being held in Uttar Pradesh for the first time, would showcase the state as an investment hub, state Chief Secretary (Industries) Mukul Singhal told reporters in Agra.
He said that the state is expected to attract crores of investment from international partners. Singhal added that acceptance letters from about 20 countries have been received for the summit to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Several ministers, including Pakistan Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Afghanistan Commerce and Industry Minister Anwar-Ul-Haq Ahadi, Australian Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Mauritius A Boolell GOSK have confirmed their participation.
Others who are expected to mark their presence include WTO Chief Pascal Lamy and OECD Deputy Secretary General Richard Boucher. Issues over which participants will deliberate include Uttar Pradesh The land of Opportunities; The large Emerging Economies: New growth Hubs of World; Redefining the Role of
Developed Nations in New World Economic Order; South Asia Economic integration: On a new path of progress and hope and Rebuilding Global economic governance: Role of G20.


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