Chidambaram to attend G20 finance ministers' meet in Australia

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 13:30 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram accompanied by top officials including RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, will be on a five-day trip to Australia to attend the G20 finance ministers' and central bank governors' meeting.

The Indian delegation, led by Chidambaram, will attend the G20 meetings in Sydney to be held Feb 22-23. The delegation also includes Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram and other senior officials of the finance ministry.

According to a statement released here by the finance ministry, the delegation will leave for Australia Friday.

At the G20 meeting, Chidambaram will discuss issues "relating to global economy including key challenges facing the global economy, issues relating to investment and infrastructure, growth challenge including building a common vision for growth strategies, issues relating to IMF reforms, financial regulation and tax matters among others."

Chidambaram will also hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various G20 member countries.

During the five-day visit, Chidambaram is also scheduled to address investors' meet in Sydney after the conclusion of G20 finance ministers' and central bank governors' meeting Feb 23 and meet the premier and representatives of New South Wales government.

With a view to woo investments, Chidambaram is scheduled to hold meetings with major institutional investors and businesses.

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