India has a true friend in White House: Ivanka Trump

Raj Kamal Rao

Ivanka Trump, daughter, and adviser to US President Donald Trump said that India has a true friend in White House. She addressed the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad on Tuesday evening.

“India has a true friend in White House, India one of the fastest growing economies,” Ivanka Trump said.

Addressing the venues Ivanka said that world must ensure women entrepreneurs have access to capital, access to networks and mentors, and access to equitable laws.

Ivanka described the summit as symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations

“This is the first time #India has hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. It is a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations,” she said.

She thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all building India as a thriving economy.

“Thank you, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For all that you are doing to build India as a thriving economy – a beacon of democracy – and a symbol of hope to the world. What you are achieving is truly extraordinary,” she said.

In her keynote address at the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), she said that despite the soaring rate of female entrepreneurs, women still face steep obstacles to starting, owning, and growing their businesses.

“Fuelling the growth of women-led businesses isn’t simply good for our society — it’s good for our economy. One study estimates that closing the gender entrepreneurship gap worldwide could grow our global GDP by as much as 2 per cent,” she said.

Earlier,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to US President Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the.

Ivanka-Trump-at-GEC2017The Press Information Bureau (PIB) released a picture of the two warmly shaking hands but did not immediately give details of what transpired at the meeting.

Trump landed today and is scheduled to make the opening address at the GES.

“Thank you for the warm welcome,” she tweeted. “I’m excited to be in Hyderabad, India for #GES2017.”

Ivanka-Trump-and-PM-Modi--at-GEC2017Trump, who is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman, was invited by Modi during his visit to the White House in June to speak at the Summit.

She is leading the US contingent at the Summit, which has ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’ as its theme. Modi will host dinner for her at the famous Falaknuma Palace Hotel this evening