Jaitley to undertake five-day visit of UK from tomorrow

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb.23 (India): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave tomorrow for London on a five-day official visit. During his visit, he is expected to hold a business interaction with UK-India Business Council, meet his UK counterpart and the Chancellor of Exchequer Phillip Hammond, deliver a talk at the London School of Economics on 'Transforming India: Vision for the Next Decade" among others. The visit will last till 28th February. On February 26, the Finance Minister will attend a reception being organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), British Council and Indian High Commission at UK. On February 27, he will perform the market opening ceremony at London Stock Exchange followed by a roundtable meeting with prospective issuers and leading investors and fintech leaders among others. Later in the day, he will have a business interaction with over 100 senior business leaders from the UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) and will also call on British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. The Finance Minister will also attend a reception being hosted by Her Majesty, the Queen at Buckingham Palace in the evening on that day. On Tuesday, Jaitley will also meet with his UK counterpart and the Chancellor of Exchequer. Thereafter, he will meet with CEOs at a meeting being organized by the Confederation of British Industry before leaving for home the same evening. (ANI)