Indian IT talent excellent: Japanese CEO

The head of Japanese manufacturer and retailer Uniqlo has lauded Indian talent in the field of information technology (IT) and invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work together with the country's IT sector.

In his meeting with the Uniqlo CEO, Tadashi Yanai in Tokyo on May 23, PM Modi called upon him to join India's journey to become a manufacturing hub for textiles, particularly scaling up the use of technologies. "We spoke about how to invest in the production and retail industry in India. We could focus on end-to-end products- from plant to design to fabric. IT talent in India is excellent. I want to say to PM Modi- Let's do IT," said Uniqlo CEO Tadashi Yanai.

PM Modi discussed with him Uniqlo's growing presence in India and investment opportunities for textile manufacturing under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme.

They also discussed various reforms being undertaken to improve the ease of doing business for foreign investors in India, including in the areas of industrial development, infrastructure, taxation and labour.

While Yanai appreciated the entrepreneurial zeal of Indians, PM Modi discussed with him Uniqlo's growing presence in India and investment opportunities for textile manufacturing under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme. They also discussed various reforms being undertaken to improve ease of doing business for foreign investors in India, including in the areas of industrial development, infrastructure, taxation and labour.

"PM @narendramodi interacted with Mr. Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO of @UNIQLO_JP. Mr. Yanai appreciated the entrepreneurial zeal of the people of India. PM Modi asked Mr. Yanai to take part in the PM-Mitra scheme aimed at further strengthening the textiles sector," the Prime Ministers' Office (PMO) said in a tweet.

(ANI)

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