21 May 2016 Current Affairs: President Pranab Mukherjee will visit China from May 24 to 27 during which he will hold talks with the top Chinese leadership,He will be visiting China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping and he will be accompanied by a high level delegation which includes Union Minister for Textiles-Santosh Gangwar, 4 members of Parliament and heads of prominent higher education institutes of the country.
Mukherjee, the first President to visit China after his predecessor Pratibha Patil’s trip in 2010, will arrive in the highly industrialised Chinese city Guangzhou on May 24. The city has strong business links with India.
Besides interacting with the Indian community, which has over 3,000 businessmen, Mukherjee will also address India-China Business Forum to highlight the investment opportunities in India.
Top Chinese officials of the province are expected to attend the event. A number of Indian and Chinese businessmen are also expected to take part in the event, official sources .
The President’s visit, which is a reciprocal visit to Xi’s trip to India in 2014, will be followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Chinese city of Hangzhou to take part in the G20 leaders summit to be held on September 4 and 5 this year.Xi was expected to travel to India to take part in the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) summit scheduled to be held in Goa from October 15-16 this year.