The United States is pleased to announce that at the invitation of Anandiben Patel, it will be a partner country for the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit that will take place January 2015 in Gujarat. This marks the first time the United States will join the event as a partner country. During Indian Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to the United States, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi committed to facilitate increased trade between our two countries. The two leaders recognized that U.S. and Indian businesses have a critical role to play in sustainable, inclusive, and job-led growth and development.
The United States hopes that being a partner country at Vibrant Gujarat will create new opportunities to bolster business and investment ties. Looking to next year’s Vibrant Gujarat Investor Summit, U.S. Consul General in Mumbai Tom Vajda said, “Developing greater trade and investment ties is a top priority for our two countries. U.S. commercial links with Gujarat run deep, as reflected by the number of American firms with operations in the state and the presence of a U.S. commercial office in Ahmedabad since 1997. We are excited to open a new chapter in the relationship by joining the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit.”