New Delhi, Aug. 1 ANI | 1 year ago

U.S Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker met Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal here today.

Yesterday, Pritzker had expressed her eagerness to support and partner with India to bolster mutual economic ties at an event in Mumbai.

Pritzker, who arrived in India on Wednesday, attended the interactive session with industry officials that was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Pritzker emphasised that throughout the visit, she and her team will continue to emphasise on strategic dialogue, which is a mechanism to reinvigorate, re-energize and strengthen the U.S.-India economic relationship.

She expressed optimism that the bilateral trade between India and the U.S. that currently stands at USD 96 billion has the potential to grow in multiples.

She urged Indian business leaders to come forward and take the lead for the same.

The U.S. is India's second largest trading partner, and India ranks 11th in USA's list of trading nations.

(Posted on 01-08-2014)

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