Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel met with diplomats of more than 80 countries in New Delhi on Thursday evening as a part of the state government’s roadshow ahead of the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in January.
“Driven by proactive policymaking, ease of doing business, investor-friendly approach, and robust industrial infrastructure, Gujarat is today the most preferred destination for investors across the globe,” the chief minister told the gathering of ambassadors and high commissioners from over 80 countries and invited them to take part in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.
The Summit is scheduled to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on January 10 and it will culminate on January 12. The theme of the biennial event is “Atmanirbhar Gujarat to Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
Patel told the gathering the steps taken by the state government towards holistic socio-economic and inclusive development in the state to contribute to the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
He also invited the foreign envoys to visit the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue.
Chief secretary Pankaj Kumar spoke about the Gujarat growth story at the meet, while industries secretary Rajiv Kumar Gupta made a presentation about the growth opportunities Gujarat offers. He noted that the state attracted FDI of $21.9 billion financial year 2020-21, which was 37% of the country’s total FDI, and attributed it to the state’s enabling environment for investors and business-friendly policies.
Earlier, the CM and state government officials met with leading industrialists as a part of the curtain-raiser of the biennial Summit in New Delhi. The state plans to hold roadshows in India and outside over the coming weeks to promote the Summit.