“United States have truly and candidly realized the potential strength of India in almost every sector and hence India comes to us as a natural partner in multiple domains.” Eric Garcetti , the US Ambassador to India said in his very short visit to Kolkata.
The Indian Chamber of Commerce recently organized an interactive session with Eric Garcetti, the U.S. Ambassador to India. The session’s focus was the relationship between the United States and India and their future ambitions. The main topics of discussion were bilateral trade, investments, security, defense, clean energy, and technology. U.S. Consul General Melinda Pavek, Mehul Mohanka, President, Indian Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Rajeev Singh, Director General, Indian Chamber of Commerce, attended the session.
Ambassador Eric Garcetti in his special address said, “ President Biden requested me to serve as the U.S. ambassador, saying he wanted someone who he could trust and who also understood the significance of India. Now is the perfect time for India and the U.S. to invest in the future and bring about peace and prosperity. We can define freedom and economic success together and do all of these things to safeguard our people in order to preserve our earth for future generations. Our connection has never accelerated this quickly, making this one of history’s great moments. Through several industries, we have long-standing relationships with West Bengal. We must live up to our principles. Our projects like The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is supporting women entrepreneurs in East and Northeast India in realizing their aspirations and changing the education system at the same time. In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize that we are open for business and that we are here to support and uplift the dreams of Bengalis and other people in the east and northeast of this nation. Your dreams can be helped and supported by our team.”
Delivering the welcome address, Mehul Mohanka, President, Indian Chamber of Commerce, said, “ With a growing convergence of interests in bilateral, regional, and international concerns, India-US ties have evolved into a worldwide strategic alliance. Relationships between the U.S. and India now span a variety of fields and sectors, including high technology, science, cyber security, education, trade, and security and defense. “