Vibrant Gujarat Vibrates With Galaxy Of World Leaders
An advance look of the most anticipated event. Make in India’s launching pad is literally set up at the flagship biennial event of Gujarat government. This year it will be the grandest ever with heads of several nations, including for the first an Israeli Minister participating. The defence production, another of Modi’s promises, is one of the focus areas of the event.
The VIPs attending the function apart from Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, include US Secretary of State John Kerry, Bhutan Prime Minister Shering Tobge and Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, ambassadors and high commissioners of various nations in India, following ministers from the likes of Russia (five in delegation), Australia (five), UK, Netherlands, France and various other countries. It should be mentioned here that the summit is going to host country seminars for UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, UAE, Israel, Bahrain and Afghanistan. Keynote speech at the inaugural session of the summit “will stress the need to promote inclusive and sustainable development in India and globally” to an audience of “world leaders, policy makers, and representatives from the business community and academia,” informed Stephane Dujarric. In Washington, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said Kerry will “highlight the critical role that US technology plays in supporting sustainable economic growth across India and the Indo-Pacific region, as well as strengthening trade and investment between the two countries.” She added, “This is the first time the United States will join the event as a partner country.” Dujarric said that Ban, who is slated to also visit New Delhi, is scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.