Chicago [U.S], October 19 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday arrived in Chicago on the first leg of his 9-day tour of United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
Naidu's three-nation tour is aimed at attracting investments for his state.

During his visit, Naidu will participate in internationally renowned World Food Prize-2017 award ceremony event on October 19 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

To adopt the best agriculture technologies available across the globe, the Chief Minister will also participate in a multi-stakeholder consultation workshop over 350 top agricultural scientists, representatives from top seed and agro companies on October 18 in Des Moines, Iowa, US.

Besides investments, the chief minister will also aim at adopting best practices and latest technologies and finalising the designs of iconic buildings of Amaravati.

Naidu, leading a high level delegation, will be meeting several political, business and trade leaders in bilaterals, round-tables, conferences and other important events.

The Chief Minister will receive the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for the category Corporate Governance and Sustainability in London, UK.

During first leg of his foreign tour from October 18 to October 20, the Chief Minister will travel to New York, Chicago and Iowa in the US.

In Iowa, Naidu will meet the state governor, state university president, Secretary of Agriculture and other prominent leaders.

He will also participate in a stakeholder consultation workshop where he will explain about Mega Seed Park coming up in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh to over 350 top agricultural scientists, representatives from top seed and agro companies.

He is also scheduled to meet members of Global Telugu Entrepreneurs Network (GTEN) in Chicago to invite them to set up businesses in Andhra Pradesh.

After finishing his US tour, the Chief Minister will be visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi in UAE from October 21 to October 23.

He is scheduled to meet Emir of Dubai, Minister for Happiness, and Minister for Economy and several business leaders in Dubai.

He will meet Chairman of Emirates Group to discuss on improving the air connectivity in the state and Oman Endowments Minister to discuss on Airports ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh.

In Abu Dhabi, the Chief Minister will meet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Minister for Culture, Youth and Social Development and several business and trade leaders.

He will also hold bilateral meetings with chairmen of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. He will also participate in an exclusive dinner meeting hosted by Dr.B.R.Shetty and other prominent business leaders.

During the final leg of his tour from October 24 to October 26, the Chief Minister will be travelling to London. He will visit world renowned architect firm Norman Fosters + Partners to finalise the designs of iconic buildings in Amaravati.

He will also participate in a round-table meeting with UK-India Business Council.

(Posted on 19 October 2017, 1675924829 3O93O74O25)