India and the US will continue to work together for economic opportunities: Ivanka

Ivanka Trump applauds during the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report release, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Vastavam web:  India and the US will continue to work together to increase economic opportunities and inclusive growth, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump today said, days ahead of her visit to Hyderabad for a global business summit.Ivanka, 36, will lead a high-powered American delegation of officials, women entrepreneurs and businessmen for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 in Hyderabad, a three-day summit beginning November 28.She said that her aim for this summit is to serve as an open and collaborative environment for the exchange of ideas, to broaden networks, and to empower entrepreneurs to take their ideas and passion to the next level.

“The US and India will continue to work together to increase economic opportunities and inclusive growth. I very much look forward to my visit and to seeing Prime Minister Modi and Foreign Minister (Sushma) Swaraj once again,” Ivanka told reporters on Tuesday.Incredibly excited to be visiting India next week for the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), she said.The summit will be attended by over 1,200 entrepreneurs, of which 350 are from the US, representing 38 US States.

“I am particularly proud of the fact that this is the first time that women will be the majority of participants at the GES. Currently 52.5 per cent of entrepreneurs will be women, attending from 127 different countries,” Ivanka added.More than 10 countries including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel will be represented by an all-women delegation, the State Department had said.According to the officials, Ivanka is likely to spend some time on sightseeing, including a possible stop at the Charminar during her visit.The daughter and adviser of the US President has been an executive vice president of the family owned ‘The Trump Organisation’ as well as serving as a boardroom judge on her father’s TV show ‘The Apprentice’.

According to Tom Vajda, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, the GES will underscore the US-India partnership and the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that our two countries share.In addition to the 1,200 emerging entrepreneurs, the summit will also see participation of an additional 300 investors and supporters, such as incubator and accelerator representatives, joining from around the world.”Both the US and India are firmly committed to promoting entrepreneurship, not just in our own two countries but around the world, because we share the belief that entrepreneurship drives economic growth and creates jobs, establishing a foundation for a more prosperous world,” Vajda said.