US Big business gives thumbs up to Namo’s India story

PM Modi, US Visit, meets, Top CEO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the USA on Sunday for his first summit meet with American President Donald Trump. Prime Minister of India thanked Donald Trump for his hospitality after landing in Washington DC. Donald Trump called Modi as ‘True friend’ in a tweet which was acknowledged by the Prime Minister.

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Narendra Modi met 21 top business executives including Google’s Sundar Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook and Mastercard’s Ajay Banga in a round table conference. In the conference, he said, “The implementation of the landmark initiative of GST could be a subject of studies in US business schools”. He discussed economic conditions of the country post demonetization and business opportunities in India in order to boost “Make in India” program, according to the reports.

Around 21 leading CEOs were present in the conference

A who’s who of business. Here’s the list of CEOs attending the CEOs Roundtable today pic.twitter.com/TclnZjNRz1

— Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) June 25, 2017

The top bosses of the leading companies in the USA applauded Modi for his convincing idea related to investment in India.

”I think everyone is excited to invest more in India and I am excited as to what we all can do together” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

“PM was looking for insights into how India can attract more foreign investment, many good ideas discussed” he added.

“I believe GST is a game-changing reform, it’s not just a tax reform its a new way of doing business” Krish Iyer, CEO Walmart India said on GST.

He will be later heading to Virginia to address around 600 people of Indian community living in the region.

In the last leg of his visit, he will meet Donald Trump and have to bilateral discussion, delegation-level talks, followed by a reception and a working dinner. The talks will be mainly on Indo-pacific stability, countering terrorism, defence cooperation, economic ties etc. The issue of H1B visa, which is a big concern is also most likely to be discussed.

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He will spend 5hours with Donald Trump and is looking forward to getting the approval of supply of US’s Guardian Drones. The long-awaited $2 billion deal with the USA will also be a concern for Modi.

 

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