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PM Modi invites Chinese CEOs to Make in India, says can together give something to world

In his address to the India-China Business Forum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India offers historic opportunity for Chinese industry.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the India-China Business Forum in Shanghai on May 16, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the India-China Business Forum in Shanghai on May 16, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met top Chinese CEOs, including Alibaba's Jack Ma, and invited them to participate in the Make in India initiative.

"I have come to say to you Make in India, " Modi told the CEOs, according to a tweet by external affairs ministry (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup. "India and China can together give something to the world," Modi told the businesspersons, according to the MEA tweet.

In his address to the India-China Business Forum, Modi said India offers historic opportunity for Chinese industry.

"You are the factory of the world. We are the back office of the world. Together we can bring about progress and prosperity for both our people," he said.

Modi invited them to participate in the "5F Formula - From Farm to Fibre to Fabric to Fashion to Foreign", the MEA tweet said.

Chinese CEOs evinced equal enthusiasm in investing in the country.

According to tweets from MEA, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma told Modi: "We are excited about India. We are excited about Make in India and Digital India."

"We are full of hope about India, which offers a dynamic work force and huge market ". Liang Wengen, Chairman SANY," said another tweet.

"We have some big plans for India, We fully support Make in India," President of Xiaomi Lin Bin to PM, said another tweet by MEA.

"Harbin Electric would like to bring more light to India, take advantage of Make in India," said CEO Mr. Zou Lei to PM, MEA tweet said.

Other participants of the meeting with the prime minister included the CEOs of Huawei, Shanghai Urban.

Shanghai is the last leg of the prime minister's visit after which he will leave for Mongolia.