The United States Agrees to be a Partner Country for the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017

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Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Washington, DC
September 16, 2016


Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal hosted a meeting with a delegation from the Indian State of Gujarat, led by Resident Commissioner Bharat Lal and accompanied by Indian Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu on September 15. The Assistant Secretary praised Resident Commissioner Lal for his efforts to make the State of Gujarat a model of innovation and sustainable economic growth and reform for India. She also announced the United States’ intent to participate as a Partner Country in the 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, the Government of Gujarat’s biennial investors’ summit that brings together global business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders, and policymakers.

Also in attendance were Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South Asia at the National Security Council Dr. Peter Lavoy; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets Arun Kumar; Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin; and Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider.