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Donald Trump calls PM Narendra Modi, 'expresses satisfaction' over GES

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 December 2017, 11:46 IST

United States President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed his satisfaction over the recently-concluded Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017.

The White House, in a statement, said, "President Donald J Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. The leaders expressed satisfaction with the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit, co-hosted by the US and India which brought together entrepreneurs and investors from around the world, including 38 US states, the District of Colombia, and Puerto Rico."

The summit was held in Hyderabad from November 28 to 30, centered on the theme, "Women First, Prosperity for All".

GES 2017 brought together emerging innovators and 1600 delegates from 160 countries and empowered women entrepreneurs in particular to take their ideas forward, and create new jobs and technologies that will benefit the United States and the globe.

Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka was personally invited by Prime Minister Modi in June earlier this year to spearhead the US delegation.

In preparation for the 2017 GES, cities around America had also held thematic events to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. These included - Technologies for the Smart City in Pittsburgh, Investment in Energy and Infrastructure in Houston, MSME Value in Global Supply Chain in Milwaukee, and Entrepreneurship Policy in Washington DC.

Earlier on Thursday, the Spokesperson for the United States Department of State, Heather Nauert, said the GES was a "tremendous success".

"I am so proud that the US and India held the global entrepreneurship summit in Hyderabad... I think it's a tremendous success when we bring in 1500 entrepreneurs from around the world," she said.

Ivanka concluded her three-day trip to India by visiting the iconic Golconda Fort in Hyderabad on Wednesday. 

-ANI

First published: 2 December 2017, 11:46 IST
 
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