Praising PM Modi's keynote speech at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF) in New York, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, on Wednesday, called it 'phenomenal' and 'inspiring'. In an exclusive conversation with Republic TV, Amitabh Kant also emphasised on how nobody can brand India better than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While discussing the importance of the Indo-US trade partnership he said that American Markets are very important for India's exports. “Post World War 2, Japan, Korea, and China have all grown on the back of America. It is very important for us to realise that while we have a very large domestic market, it is very important to penetrate into the global markets of America. Whatever we get in the domestic market, we get 10 times more of that when we export to the US. America is very important for our exports and for our energy relations and therefore, India-US trade relations are important.
The NITI Aayog CEO also spoke about how our process of urbanisation has just begun in India when across America and Europe it has come to an end “We will do more urbanisation in next 5 decades than what we have done in last 5000 years, and energy will play a key role in that.”
Prime Minister Modi is on a six-day US visit. He attended the mega Howdy Modi event on the first day and addressed 50,000 Indian Americans at the NRG Stadium in Houston. US President Donald Trump also made his appearance at the event. The very next day, on September 23, the Prime Minister addressed the UN Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York. On September 24, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Gandhi Solar park and spoke at a special program to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. He also met US president for bilateral talks. He addressed the GBF on Wednesday and is scheduled to speak at the UNGA on September 27.