PM Modi most popular, visionary leader: US Secy of Commerce
16 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said PM Modi is the most popular leader and a visionary, adding that his commitment to the people of India is "indescribable."
United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular leader and a visionary, adding that his commitment to the people of India is “indescribable.”
Addressing the Reception at India House, which was hosted by Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Raimondo said, “I had an incredible opportunity to spend more than an hour and a half with Prime Minister Modi, who is I don’t need to tell anyone here who he is. He is the most popular world leader for a reason. He is an unbelievable visionary. And his level of commitment to the people of India is just indescribable and deep and passionate and real and authentic.” “And his desire to lift people out of poverty and move India forward as a global power is real and it is happening. But the best part of the meeting for me was this, anyone who knows Prime Minister Modi, all of you, knows he is a tech guy and he is deep into the details. So I found myself at his home at 7:30 on a Friday night, talking about the details of radio access networks and artificial intelligence. And it was just amazing,” she added.
Other guests at the reception included Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Ambassador Sandhu, and Kurt Campbell, the National Security Council’s coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs.
Recalling her most recent meeting, Raimondo stated that she told PM Modi that there will be two technology ecosystems, one consistent with our democratic values and the other not, and that India and the US must lead the world in this technology ecosystem together.
Raimondo responded, quoting Prime Minister Modi, that AI does not stand for artificial intelligence but for America, India, technology, and the ecosystem.
Earlier this month, PM Modi met with Raimondo, who was in India from March 7 to 10, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.