India now appears to be the hotspot for the high-profile CEOs of American corporations to visit, as after Jeff Bezos and Satya Nadella its time for the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to have a visit to the country.
Zuckerberg will be visiting India between October 9 – 10 and is expected to meet PM Narendra Modi. Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has confirmed to ET about the same; but he however, denied sharing the purpose of meet.
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Reports suggest that Facebook will be partnering the government in Swachh Bharat, one of Modi’s pet initiatives aimed at improving cleanliness levels across the country to be launched in Delhi on October 2, for which government has plans to use social media to increase reach of this massive project.
Earlier in July this year, another top executive of Facebook, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg had visited the country and also met Modi, where Modi had suggested the use of Facebook for improving governance, better interaction between people and government, and to attract more tourists to India. He had also spoken to her on how Facebook could assist India in his drive to improve cleanliness.
With this, Zuckerberg will also be speaking at the Facebook-promoted Internet.org’s Content and Usability Summit, to be held in Delhi.