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Top dignitaries for VGGIS-2009

india Updated: Jan 09, 2009 13:45 IST

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Top dignitaries from various countries will participate in the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS)-2009, senior state officials said on Friday.

Three parliamentarians from UK, Vice President of Uganda Gilbert Balibaseka Bukenya, besides a parliamentarian and senator from Canada will be among the dignitaries attending the summit, they said.

The endorsement of VGGIS-09 by the House of Commons of UK has been a major boost to Modi's government, which is expected to highlight brand Gujarat during the event.

On the event, Primary sponsor Gardiner Bary had said in December last year, "the House celebrates UK's role as the largest foreign direct investor in Gujarat, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, and welcomes the festival of VGGIS."

"Gardiner Bary, the primary sponsor of EDM is likely to attend the summit," official sources said adding "we cannot divulge names of other dignitaries visiting the summit."

Prominent business delegations from various countries like Oman and Russia, who are considered to be big potential investors in proposed Petroleum, Chemicals-Petrochemical Investment Region (PC-PIR) at Dahej will also be present, officials said.

A delegation from Marche region of Italy is also expected to come for the biennial event.
Meanwhile, the international country partner of VGGIS-2009 Japan has also pitched in more support to make the event a grand success, officials said.