Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal Engages with Joe Biden at APEC Welcome Reception

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Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal had an esteemed encounter with US President Joe Biden during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) welcome reception. Goyal expressed his honor in a post on X, highlighting the significance of the meeting. The APEC Summit, attended by leaders worldwide, saw a warm reception hosted by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Goyal’s participation in the APEC Summit comes amid India’s quest for inclusion in the 21-member grouping. Additionally, Goyal engaged with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed FTA negotiations with Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Juan Carlos Mathews, and explored collaboration opportunities with Qualcomm President Alex Rogers. The Commerce Minister also met Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and actively participated in key forums like the Partnership for Global Infrastructure Investment and IPEF Investment Forum. His interactions underscored India’s global appeal for investment and recognized PM Narendra Modi’s efforts in fostering business-friendly ecosystems and sustainable development. The announcement of the US-India Green Transition Fund was welcomed as a catalyst for achieving India’s renewable energy goals.

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