Ivanka Trump, the advisor and daughter of US President Donald Trump, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, shorty before the inauguration today evening. Ivanka is leading the team of US entrepreneurs and business heads for the event, which is seen as a testimony of growing Indo-US trade ties.
Earlier, Ivanka and her team landed at the Shamshabad (Hyderabad) Airport here around 3.15 am. She is expected to address the inaugural session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
“Thank you for the warm welcome,” she tweeted. “I’m excited to be in Hyderabad, India for #GES2017.”
Prime Minister will host a dinner for Ms Trump and her delegation at city’s famous Falaknuma Palace Hotel this evening.
Trump, 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.
The summit will primarily focus on four thematic sectors — energy and infrastructure; healthcare and life sciences; financial technology and digital economy; and media and entertainment sectors, according to NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
After the inauguration, Ivanka and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are slated to participate in a panel discussion on opening up of opportunities for women entrepreneurs, Kant had earlier said.
With the theme of ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, this will be the first GES in which women are expected to be majority (52.5 per cent) of the participants, he said.
The theme of this year’s summit demonstrates the commitment of the US and the Indian government to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive, Kant said.
(With inputs from PTI)