Indian PM Modi hailed as 'visionary' by US Commerce Secretary

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular leader and is a visionary, United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said 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.

At the reception, other than Raimondo, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Ambassador Sandhu and coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs in the National Security Council, Kurt Campbell, were also present.

Minister Sitharaman said: "We are together and building strong foundations for a strong, peaceful and harmonious global community. I wish this relationship between the United States of America and India grows from strength to strength, and all of us will surely contribute towards it."


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