Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address to the third leadership summit of US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) at 9pm IST/ 11:30pm ET on Thursday,Sept 3, 2020 organizers announced Sept. 1.
“We are honored that Prime Minister Modi has taken time to address USISPF annual event. It signifies importance of US-India relations in the current challenging environment,” USISPF president Mukesh Aghi is quoted saying in the press release. “It is a win-win partnership mutually dependent geo-politically, trade, culturally, diplomatically and scientifically. Aggressive and assertive China provides further opportunity for both nations to collaborate and ensure international rule of law prevails,” Aghi added, as India and China continue to face off on the border.
The “US-India Week: Navigating New Challenges” summit which began on Aug. 31, featured US Vice President Mike Pence in a fire side on the first day.
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also participated in the discussion on that day.
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the virtual meetings featured India’s Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal.
The week-long event is a celebration of the dynamic U.S.- India relationship, organizers said.
chief of Defense Staff of IndiaOther prominent speakers for the summit include Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel; Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology; US Under Secretary Stephen Biegun; Nikki Haley, former United States Ambassador to U.N.; Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs; India Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat; Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani, and K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of Industries & IT, Government of Telangana among others.