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Pranab to address 300 trade officials, CEOs at China biz conclave

Pitching for investments in India, President Pranab Mukherjee will address the India-China Business Forum in the industrial city of Guangzhou on May 25 which would be attended by over 300 Chinese trade officials and businessmen.

A 36-member delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) headed by its President Dr Naushad Forbes would also take part in the event. Over 300 Chinese trade officials and businessmen were expected to attend the Forum, Indian officials said here. The President is likely to seek increased Chinese investments in India, they said.

Zhu Xiaodan, Governor of Guangdong Province and Jiang Zengwei, Chairman of China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) - China's top body for overseas investments - will also take part in the event. Mukherjee will arrive in Guangzhou on Tuesday on the first leg of his four-day official visit to China and meet the strong Indian business community there. Guangzhou, China's industrial and trade hub, has over 3,000 Indian businessmen stationed there.

After attending the Business Forum, Mukherjee will arrive in Beijing on May 25 wherein he would hold talks with Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping next day. 
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