NYC(web team):Prime Minister Narendra has continued his US trip meeting several business heads to push ‘Make in India’ initiative. He promised to fast-track the decision-making process, acknowledging that “the world is not going to wait for us”. At a dinner hosted by Fortune magazine where 42 CEOs of manufacturing and infrastructure sectors were not “shy” in referring to a host of obstacles, he asked them to take advantage of the huge opportunities of investing in India.
“Please continue to do more of what you are doing. May be slightly faster,” CEOs of American companies with a collective networth of $4.5 trillion, told the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver later his address at the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. The Prime Minister will meet UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon at the United Nations. He will also meet President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim.
In the course of the day, the Prime Minister will hold several important bilateral meetings, including with the King of Jordan, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, the President of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister of Sweden, the President of Egypt, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, and the President of Cyprus.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met World Bank President Jim Yong Kim during which the two leaders discussed issues related to sustainable development, clean energy and climate change. Meeting with the World Bank President was one of the first official appointments Modi had today, a day which the Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swrup said is dedicated to development.
King Abdullah of Jordan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here today on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Modi’s meeting with the King of Jordan is seen as part of his effort to give a new push to India’s ‘Look West’ policy in particular in the Middle-East region, where India has a deep strategic interest and where lakhs of Indian expatriates work.
“Courting great ties,” wrote Vikas Swarup, spokesman of Ministry of External Affairs on twitter.