US and India expresses ‘satisfaction’ over GES Summit

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Recently concluded Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by US and India last month in Hyderabad made a satisfactory impact on the idea of supporting women entrepreneurs to foster economic growth globally. On a phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump expressed “satisfaction” over the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) co-hosted by the United States and India.

President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump had led the US delegation to the three-day event. She is also the senior advisor to President Donald Trump.

White House issued a short readout of the call between US President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, “The leaders expressed satisfaction with the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), co-hosted by the United States and India, which brought together entrepreneurs and investors from around the world, including 38 US states, the District of Colombia, and Puerto Rico”.

The major idea behind this year’s summit was to support women entrepreneurs; hence, fostering economic growth globally.

“For all of our progress, gender divides on access to technology, nutrition, and health, preventing women, their families, and their communities from reaching their full potential,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Thursday.

The inauguration ceremony of the summit was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defense minister Nirmala Sitaraman on November 28.

The participation of women entrepreneurs was significant as there were 150 nations participated in the event with about 1,500 delegates which included entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters in which more than half of them women.

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