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    In a bid to attract international investment to the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the Indian government will move toward "next generation infrastructure". UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry also attend the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

    MOSCOW, January 11 (Sputnik) — India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated Sunday at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit that he sees facilitation of doing business in the country as a top priority for his cabinet.

    "Ease of doing business in India is a prime concern for you and us. I assure you that we are working very seriously on these issues," Modi was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

    In a bid to attract international investment to the country, the prime minister said that the Indian government was looking forward to moving toward "next generation infrastructure" and to "changing and improving the economic and social condition of India including the quality of life."

    Modi concluded his speech saying that the government and investors should "work together for progress, prosperity and peace."

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, who also participated in the summit, said that "the prime minster [Modi] has brought a particular energy… and made Gujarat synonymous with possibilities, change and energy."

    The Vibrant Gujarat Summit, the flagship program of the country's western state of Gujarat, is a biennial investor forum. The first summit was held in 2003. Apart from Kerry, the event was also attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


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