Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday left for an eight-day tour in Italy and Germany. This will be her first foreign trip after coming to power for the second time.
Mamata Banerjee will stay in Italy from September 2 to 5. She will attend the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa at Vatican City. Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi will host a special reception for her either on September 4 or 5.
From Italy, she will fly to Munich where she would meet some German industrialists who are into manufacturing business. This is of great importance before the Bengal Global Business Summit scheduled to be held on January 20, 2017.
The Chief Minister is being accompanied by a 12-member of official delegation and 29 industrialists.
She will be accompanied by MPs Sudip Bandopadhyay and Derek O’ Brien. The state Home secretary Malay Dey and CM’s secretary Gautam Sanyal will be accompanying her. A team of journalists in the rank of editors from English and vernacular dailies are also accompanying her.