Pompeo, Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman to handle digital India Ideas summit


Washington, July 13

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will handle a star-studded digital summit subsequent week on constructing a greater future for each the nations and the world, amidst the COVID-19 and China’s aggressive actions.

The two-day digital India Ideas Summit of the highly effective US India Business Council (USIBC) could be held on July 21 and 22.

“The theme for this 12 months’s summit is constructing a greater future,” USIBC president Nisha Desai Biswal advised PTI in an interview.

“We are firmly committed to the US-India corridor that builds a better future,” she stated.

India, the US and their industries working collectively can’t solely construct a greater future for each the nations and its folks, however they will really be instrumental in constructing a greater future for the world, she stated.

“And that’s what we’re looking for this year in the India Ideas Summit,” she stated.

The digital summit will begin on July 21, with inaugural keynote dialog on ‘Global Supply Chains & Combating COVID-19’ between Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera and Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Railways.

Union Finance Minister Sitharaman will be part of the USIBC members to share her imaginative and prescient for India’s financial restoration and the trail to future financial development within the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her remarks could be adopted by dialog on India’s Economic Recovery by Tarun Bajaj, Secretary of Economic Affairs.

On July 22, after a welcome handle by Thomas J Donohue, CEO, US Chamber of Commerce, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar together with Senator Mark Warner would take part in a dialogue on ‘How the US and India Can Lead the Global Response Post-Pandemic’ in a session moderated by former National Security Advisor Stephen Headley.

Soon thereafter Pompeo would ship a keynote handle, adopted by a panel dialogue on ‘The Future of US-India Relations in a Post-Pandemic World’ between US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and his Indian counterpart Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

Pompeo has already lashed out at China saying Indians have performed their finest to answer Beijing’s extremely aggressive actions.

The high American diplomat stated final Wednesday that China has a sample of instigating territorial disputes and the world should not enable this bullying to happen within the area.

The Indian and Chinese armies have been locked in a bitter standoff at a number of places in japanese Ladakh since May 5. The pressure escalated manifold after a violent conflict within the Galwan Valley by which 20 Indian Army personnel have been killed final month. Currently, either side are engaged in talks to de-escalate the state of affairs.

The prestigious annual USIBC Global Leadership Awards could be introduced to Jim Taiclet, CEO, Lockheed Martin & Co-Chair of the US-India CEO Forum, and Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Group and Co-Chair of the US-India CEO Forum.

“I think that the US-India partnership can become the engine for rebirth of a global economy post (coronavirus) pandemic,” Biswal advised PTI in response to a query.

Noting the US and India have already got a deep collaboration by way of the companies commerce, Biswal, who was earlier the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, stated it’s well-known that a big cross-section of the American financial system has some operations in India.

The COVID-19 pandemic confirmed India’s power and resilience within the service financial system, and regardless of a nationwide lockdown the US firms have been capable of keep enterprise continuity throughout the board on the overwhelming majority of those companies, whether or not it is hospital administration, monetary sector or processing of insurance coverage claims. Across the board, the service financial system in India has been capable of function, she stated. PTI



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