New Delhi, 08th April, 2016: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, will be visiting Iran and UAE from 9th till 12th April, 2016.

During his visit to Iran from 9-10 April, Shri Pradhan will meet Iranian Minister of Petroleum, Senior Adviser to President of Iran on Free Trade Zones and Governor of Central Bank of Iran in Tehran. He would also be addressing the Tehran Chamber of Commerce. He will be visiting Chabahar FTZ to interact with FTZ authorities.

During the visit to UAE from 11-12 April, Shri Pradhan will meet Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy of UAE in Abu Dhabi. He will also meet with CEO of ADNOC and Chairman of AIDA (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority).

During his stay in Dubai, the Minister will meet Emirati Businessmen, inaugurate India Pavilion at the Annual Investment Meet-2016 at the World Trade Centre, visit Jabel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) and interact with JAFZA authorities. He is also scheduled to meet Indian businessmen and professionals. The visit of Shri Pradhan to UAE is a follow up of the February 2016 visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Minister of Energy H E Mr Al Mazrouei.

Mr Pradhan will be accompanied by senior officials from his Ministry and also from Departments of Petrochemicals, Fertilizers and Economic Affairs, apart from CMDs/MDs and officials from Central Public Sector Oil and Gas, Fertilizers, Shipping and Metal companies.

Representatives of private Indian companies involved in petroleum, petrochemicals and fertilizers sectors will also be travelling along with Mr. Pradhan as part of a FICCI delegation.

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