Ties with India most consequential: US Commerce Secretary


Calling India and US partnership most consequential, US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo expressed her optimism on India and US relationship.
Raimondo, who is on a visit to India, will participate in the US-India Commercial Dialogue and CEO Forum that will be held on 10 March to discuss cooperation in various sectors that could unlock new trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
“We’ve been optimistic for US-India relations. Our partnership with India is one of our most consequential relationships and I think one of our most promising bilateral relationships, as we look forward. The reason for that, I think is we share a common set of values along with a commitment to promoting free open based order to both the security and prosperity and we also share opportunity to expand our economic relationship”, said the Secretary in a telephonic press briefing.
“Reaffirming our role as trusted partners to each other. Creating jobs, in both of our countries, establishing more secured supply chains. We’re excited to be doing that to pave the way for greater trade and investments between our two economies”, she added.
Calling the Boeing and Air India deal as historic that was signed few weeks ago, Gina Raimondo said that it reflects the strength of our economic relationship.
“This is a moment of significant opportunity for both of our countries, and we have some looks to the future. I am very encouraged by the progress that we are making, Minister Goyal and I will convene meeting tomorrow on Friday of the US- India Commercial Dialogue and the US-India CEO forum. I’m thrilled to say that 10 US CEOs of leading US companies travelled with me for the forum”, she said in the briefing.
“I heard unanimous enthusiasm just a few weeks ago, Boeing and Air India announced an order for 220 aircraft, which is a historic deal that reflects the strength of our economic relationship”, she added.