Trump expresses ‘satisfaction’ over Global Entrepreneurship Summit: White House

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President Trump calls up Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid which both the leaders “expressed satisfaction” over the recently completed Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by the US and India last month in Hyderabad, the White House said on Saturday. The President Trump’s daughter Ivanka had headed the US delegation at the three-day event, who’s also his senior advisor.

On Friday, President Trump spoke to PM Modi over the phone. In a brief readout of the call, the White House said that “The leaders expressed satisfaction with the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), co-hosted by the United States and India, which brought together entrepreneurs and investors from around the world, including 38 US states, the District of Colombia, and Puerto Rico”. The focus of a summit of this year was on supporting women entrepreneurs and supporting economic growth globally.

The State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Thursday that “For all of our progress, gender divides on access to technology, nutrition, and health, preventing women, their families, and their communities from reaching their full potential”. On November 28, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the launch of the summit with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defense minister Nirmala Sitaraman. Almost 1,500 delegates including entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters from 150 nations took part in the event, more than half of them were women.

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