After the culmination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plenary address to the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York on Wednesday, the CEO Roundtable commenced. At this event, the American business leaders interacted with the PM focusing on bolstering business and trade ties between India and the United States of America. The agenda also included the utilization of investment opportunities and enhancing commercial linkages.
The engagements in New York continue, so does the focus on business, trade and investment ties.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 25, 2019
All set for the CEO Roundtable, where PM @narendramodi will interact with top American business leaders. pic.twitter.com/zZNHvyuZql
Captains of industry interact with PM @narendramodi in New York. The extensive agenda includes harnessing investment opportunities in India and boosting commercial linkages between India and USA. pic.twitter.com/tQE9Fgutyi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 25, 2019
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
A key agenda of the PM's US visit has been business. 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.
He also interacted with the Kashmiri Pandits, Dawoodi Bohra, and the Sikh delegations. A piece of 90-minute engrossing music, dance, and multimedia show flagged off the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ community gathering. It featured 400 artists from Texas and other parts of the United States of America, with 27 groups performing in a seamless manner. This was followed by an address by US President Trump, who not only laid down the achievements of his administration but also lauded the work of PM Modi’s government in India. Subsequently, the PM delivered his speech, covering a range of issues from Article 370 to highlighting the diversity of the country. Thereafter, he has participated in several engagements in the United Nations including the UN Climate Action Summit, the high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage besides inaugurating the Gandhi Solar Park and the Gandhi Peace Garden at the UN headquarters. Moreover, he received the ‘Global Goalkeeper’ award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his government’s flagship ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme.