Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reached Japan amid a warm welcome.
Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan, and several other officials of the Embassy welcomed the Chief Minister on his arrival in Tokyo.
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In a bid to further establish Odisha as the country’s leading investment destination, a high-level delegation led by the CM has gone to Japan to promote investment opportunities in the state.
The delegation is scheduled to conduct one-to-one meetings with potential investors, host the Odisha Business Meet Tokyo 2023, and hold an interactive meeting with the Odia diaspora in Japan.
The delegation will also visit the Kimitsu Steel Works and the R&D Center of Nippon Steel Corporation. Moreover, it will explore avenues of collaboration in the areas of skill development and high-tech start-ups.
The state delegation will also hold a roundtable discussion in Kyoto on opportunities for collaboration between Japan and Odisha in the Tourism sector, focusing on Buddhist and Eco-Tourism related sites in Odisha.
Additionally, the delegation plans to explore possible collaboration in training and development of sports talent in Odisha, given the significant strides made by the state in the development of the sports ecosystem.
The visit of the Chief Minister to Japan reinforces the state government’s commitment to promoting Odisha as a favourable investment destination and strengthening emerging economic and cultural ties with Japan. During the Make in Odisha conclave 2022, Japan was a country partner, and the Ambassador to Japan in India participated in the plenary session and had invited Chief Minister to visit Japan.