PM invites Norway pensionfunds to invest in India

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jul 2017 08:55:21


PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invited Norwegian pension funds to invest in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund as he met Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Continuing his series of bilateral meetings here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Modi also met SouthKorean President Moon Jae-in and Italy’s Prime MinisterPaoloGentiloni.Heheld abilateralmeetingwithPresident of Argentina Mauricio Macri.

Modi congratulated Moon on his victory in presidential elections, while the South Korean President recalled the Prime Minister's congratulatory phone callandtweetinKoreanlanguage, saying it was warmly received by the people of South Korea.

Both leaders expressed their commitment to further develop the special strategic partnership between India and South Korea, particularly through participation in programmes such as Make inIndia,Digital India and Startup India, the Ministry or External Affairs (MEA) said. The Prime Minister invited President Moon to visit India at an early date.

The invitation was accepted, the MEA said. Modi’s discussions with Italy’s PrimeMinisterGentilonifocused onpromotingbilateralrelations, particularlytradeandinvestment and people-to-people ties. Prime Minister Modi invited Italy’sparticipationinWorldFood India - the food processing exhibition to be held in India in November this year. Thetwoleadersstressedonthe significance of promoting interaction between medium enterprises of the two countries for strengthening bilateral economic cooperation. The Prime Minister of Italy appreciated Indian investments in his country, including in the industrial sector.