Jaitley To Visit Australia on March 28


New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will embark on a 4-day visit to Australia on March 28, during which he will address a Make in India conference and meet CEOs of multinational companies.

“One of the main objectives of the finance minister’s visit to Australia is to attract foreign investment in India, especially in infrastructure sector, among others,” a finance ministry statement said.

On the first leg of his official visit in Sydney, the minister will have an interactive session at S P Jain School of Global Management and inaugurate the Sydney branch of Union Bank of India.

He will also meet with Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs. On March 30, Jaitley will address the ‘Make in India’ conference in Sydney and hold a session with prominent CEOs of Australia.

He will then have a bilateral meeting with Scott Morrison, MP, Treasurer, followed by an interaction with the Indian community.

In Canberra on March 31, the minister is slated to meet Senator Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, and Peter Vergese, Foreign Secretary.

He will also meet Vice-Chancellor of Australian National University (ANU) followed by an interaction with ANU Economists.

Jaitley will be participating in K R Narayanan Oration at the University and will later address the Indian community at a reception hosted by the High Commissioner of India in Australia.

On the last leg of the visit, Jaitley will arrive in Melbourne on April 1, 2016. During his stay there, he will have a meeting with Peter Coastello, Chairman, Future Fund.

The finance minister will also participate in ‘Invest in India Round Table Conference’ and attend an event where an MoU will be signed between FICCI and Australia-India Business Council. CEOs of various companies are slated to call on him.

Jaitley will visit the University of Melbourne and will meet Daniel Andrews, Premier of VIC. The minister will be back in India on April 2.