The United States has agreed to be a partner country in the next edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit to be held in January 2017, an official has said.
Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia has made this announcement during a meeting with a visiting delegation from Gujarat on Thursday, State Department spokesman John Kirby has told reporters yesterday.
Biswal has met the Gujarat delegation, which was led by Resident Commissioner, Bharat Lal, who was also accompanied by the Indian Charge d’Affaires Ambassador, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
US to be part of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017
“The Assistant Secretary praised the Resident Commissioner Lal for his efforts to make Gujarat a model of innovation and also sustainable economic growth and reform in India,” he said.
“She has also announced that the US’ intent to participate as a Partner Country in the 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, the Gujarat government’s biennial investors’ summit that will bring further together global business leaders, corporations, investors, thought leaders, and policy-makers,” Kirby said.
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State had also attended the last Vibrant Gujarat Summit.