Ivanka Trump set to visit India for Global Entrepreneurship Summit; thanks Narendra Modi on Twitter

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of and advisor to US president Donald Trump is all set to visit India this year, when she is expected to lead an US delegation to the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), reported The Indian Express.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is a personal initiative of former president Barack Obama to bring entrepreneurs from across the globe on one platform.

The first GES was held in the US in 2010; thereafter it has been hosted by Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco and Kenya. In 2016, Silicon Valley had hosted the summit.

According to the report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited Ivanka to attend the summit, during his meeting with the US president on Monday. Ivanka had also taken to Twitter to thank Modi.

India was granted the opportunity to host the eighth edition of the event after Modi's June visit. The joint statement released after the visit had confirmed the news.

Taking note of the Government of India’s "Startup India” initiative launched in 2016 to foster greater entrepreneurship and innovation, the Sides committed to further collaboration between Indian and US startups, venture capitalists and other stakeholders. The Sides also look forward to co-hosting the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India, which will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials and business representatives from around the world, creating new opportunities for investments, partnerships and collaborations. To move forward on this engagement, the Sides signed a Statement of Intent to Co-Host GES 2017.

However, the details of the summit have still to be finalised and a final decision will be taken by the Union Cabinet.

Updated Date: Jun 28, 2017 07:36:26 IST