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If there is a gap, I will act as a bridge, PM tells global business leaders

Sanjeevni Today 26-09-2019 09:50 AM

If there is a gap, I will act as a bridge, PM tells global business leaders


New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told global business honchos and industry captains that he will "personally act as a bridge" to resolve bottlenecks and other hindrances for foreign companies to make investment.

In order to showcase India as an attractive destination for doing business in front of global world leaders, Prime Minister held a Round Table meet and also held separate meetings with some top business honchos.

According to MEA, among those with whom Prime Minister held separate meetings were - President & CEO of Marriott Arne Sorenson, CEO IBM Ginni Rometty, President & CEA Walmart Douglas McMillon and Chairman & CEO of Coca Cola James Quincey.

During the day, making a strong pitch for investment in India, Prime Minister invited global business leaders to make India their new and sole destination.

The Prime Minister said,'' Your rational ways and our human values can show the path which the world is looking for. And if there is any gap anywhere; I will personally act as a bridge.''

Mr Modi also met with CEO of Shell Ben van Beurden, CEO of Bank of America Brian T. Moynihan and Boeing Defence CEO Leanne Caret.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a Round Table meet with CEOs of top global companies here.

Several business leaders and top business honchos - who attended the CEOs Round Table meet - with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said they all had a good interaction and that they were generally impressed with the road map Mr Modi presented on the growth opportunity in India.

Bob Switz, Chairman, Micron Corporation, said - "It was a very positive meeting. PM Modi was soliciting inputs on things he can do to improve business in India".

Michel Khalaf, CEO MetLife later said: "Mr Modi's willingness to listen to various perspectives and to take them into consideration as he formulates policies for his government was good and quite encouraging."Among others the meeting was also attended by Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Global.

"It was an excellent meeting ....," he remarked.
''India is waiting for you, India is the only destination for you,'' Mr Modi told the business leaders at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum.
''I would like to tell all of you from this stage that we have made a beginning and we have a long way to go and in this journey, the partnership between India and the world business offers a golden opportunity,'' he stated.

Mr Modi said revolutionary changes are being brought in the economic field to make the overall business atmosphere suitable for foreign companies.

''We have opened our defence sector like never before. If you want to Make in India, for India and for the world, come to India. We are rapidly modernising our cities, and equipping them with latest technology and citizen friendly infrastructure. Thus if you want to invest in urbanisation, come to India,'' he said.

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