Panneerselvam leaves for US, CM meets him before journey

AIADMK coordinator and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today left for a week-long tour of the United States.

Ahead of his visit, Chief Minister and the party’s joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami called on OPS at the latter’s residence and wished him a happy and successful journey.

Panneerselvam’s visit comes close on the heels of Palaniswami’s visit to the US to woo investors. Panneerselvam is scheduled to attend various engagements, including holding discussions on attracting investments to the state and meeting World Bank officials, an official release said.

The AIADMK Coordinator will be awarded the ‘Rising Star of the Year, Asia’ award by an organisation called the American Multi-Ethnic Coalition. The US-based group describes itself as a ‘bipartisan grassroot level organisation to empower the ethnic communities through social, educational, health, cultural and political initiatives.’

Panneerselvam’s engagements include meeting with the officials of International Finance Corporation and visiting projects related to Housing and Urban Development.

The Deputy Chief Minister, to be accompanied by Principal Finance Secretary S Krishnan, will visit the US cities of Chicago, Houston, Washington DC and New York, added the release.

He is also expected to participate in a program organised by the Indian American Business Coalition as well as the American Tamil Entrepreneurs group. This visit, too, is aimed at wooing industrial investment, as per a statement from the leader’s office. Panneerselvam will also tour Houston, Washington DC and New York.