Trump calls up PM Modi, expresses ‘satisfaction’ over GES: White House
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Trump calls up PM Modi, expresses ‘satisfaction’ over GES: White House

The US delegation to the three-day event with the theme, Women, First Priority for All, was headed by Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, and included representatives from 38 states.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2017 12:21 IST
Agencies, Washington
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, in Hyderabad.(PTI File Photo)

President Donald Trump spoke over phone with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the two leaders “expressed satisfaction” over the recently concluded Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by the US and India last month in Hyderabad, the White House said on Saturdaay.

President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who is also his senior advisor, had led the US delegation at the three-day event.

Trump spoke to Modi on Friday over the phone.

“The leaders expressed satisfaction with the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), co-hosted by the United States and India, which brought together entrepreneurs and investors from around the world, including 38 US states, the District of Colombia, and Puerto Rico,” the White House said in a brief readout of the call.

This year’s summit focused on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.

“For all of our progress, gender divides on access to technology, nutrition, and health, preventing women, their families, and their communities from reaching their full potential,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Thursday.

Modi attended the inauguration of the summit with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitaraman on November 28.

About 1,500 delegates including entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters from 150 nations participated in the event, more than half of them women.

First Published: Dec 02, 2017 10:42 IST