Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with top American business leaders at the CEO Roundtable in New York on Wednesday. Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, an American aerospace and defence company met PM Modi and said her meeting with the Prime Minister was ‘excellent’.
In a video posted on Twitter, by the Office of the Prime Minister, Marillyn Hewson said, “I had the opportunity to participate in the Roundtable with Prime Minister Modi and it was just excellent. He was more than willing to have a dialogue with us and I found it very productive and we congratulate India on their tremendous pro-growth policies.”
Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Raveesh Kumar posted a picture of 42 CEOs of the global top companies with PM Modi.
How many of the 42 CEOs of the top global companies in the frame with PM @narendramodi can you identify?— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 25, 2019
PM at the CEO Roundtable in New York highlighted the steps taken by India to build a $5 trillion economy. Global business community is upbeat about the India success story. pic.twitter.com/av8cQAe4HL
Before his meeting with the top CEOs, PM Modi delivered the keynote address at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum on the third day of engagements during his visit in New York for the annual high-level UN General Assembly session. Delivering the keynote address at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that infrastructure creation in India was progressing at a fast pace. Earlier, Michael Bloomberg, co-founder of Bloomberg LP, welcomed the PM to the event. The latter urged foreign companies to invest in India as it was one of the world’s largest ecosystems.
Business has been a key agenda of the Prime Minister in his US visit. After landing in Houston on September 22, PM Modi held a roundtable conference at Hotel Post Oak involving the CEOs of 17 global energy companies, even before 'Howdy Modi'. The participating companies had left a mark in 150 countries and had a net worth of $1 trillion. On the sidelines, an MoU was signed between Tellurian, a Houston based energy major and Petronet LNG whereby the latter would invest $2.5 billion in Tellurian's proposed Driftwood LNG export terminal. In return, it will get the rights to 5 million metric tonnes of LNG yearly spanning 40 years.