New York, September 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in US on Thursday, attended a round table conference with the top Chief Executive Officers in the financial sector. The PM is on a five day visit to the country and his greatest priority is to attract more foreign investments for the country. The round table conference is aimed at presenting India’s growth story to project it as a lucrative option for greater foreign investments. Also Read: Narendra Modi’s decision not to attend the UN general debate is not unusual, says envoy Asoke Kumar Mukerji Also Read - New York: Indian-Origin Man Kills Daughter, Mother-In-Law In Double Murder-Suicide
The conference saw the presence of prominent names on the global stage of corporate giants, including CEOs of AIG Insurance, Tiger Global and JP Morgan. Several heads of media organisations are also present at the conference, which is organised by NewsCorp, which owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch. The PM outlined his vision for India and asked the CEOs to give him a detailed report on their investment concerns. Also Read - New York: Car Drives Into Protesters at Black Lives Matter March in Manhattan, Many Injured
The Ministry of External Affairs reported that PM Modi expressed his strong support for public private partnerships and also stressed on the efforts that his government has made in the last 15 months, to increase investment in taxation, infrastructure and Foreign Direct Investments. Modi also stressed on the 7.3% growth in GDP and the 40% increase in FDI in India. He also quoted the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s prediction that the economic atmosphere in India is set to improve further.
The PM is also scheduled to meet his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh hasina, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, that is to be held at the United Nation Headquarters in New York. Modi will however, not meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is also staying at the same hotel as the PM. MEA confirmed that no meet has been scheduled with Sharif, yet, but it also declared that there is no deliberate attempt to cold shoulder him or avoid talks with him. Nonetheless, speculations continue to be rife about whether this was a fallout of the strained relationship of the two countries, post the cancellation of the National Security Advisor talks earlier in the year.