August 18, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vice President of United States Mike Pence will address US-India Strategic Partnership Forum’s third leadership summit to be held virtually from August 31- September 3, 2020. Titled “US-India Week: Navigating New Challenges”, the summit will be a week-long discussion on enhancing economic and strategic collaboration between the United States and India during a transformative period for the global economy.
Other high-ranking U.S. and Indian government officials participating at the leadership summit include: Dr. S. Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs; Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of Commerce & Industry; Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the United States; Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog; Adam Boehler, CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation; Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, Ayushman Bharat; Neil Chatterjee, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Chairman, National Innovation Foundation; Dr. K. V. Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor; Minister K.T. Rama Rao, Government of Telangana; Dr. V.K. Paul, Member, Niti Aayog; Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament & Chairman, Standing Committee on Finance, among others. The summit will highlight areas of bilateral cooperation: trade and investment; strategic energy ties; India’s position in global supply chains, collaboration in fintech, healthcare, and technology.
Speaking ahead of the week-long dialogue, USISPF President Mukesh Aghi said, “We are honored and delighted to have Vice President Pence join us for our summit— a exceptional instance of the deepening commitment of the administration towards India and the Indo-Pacific region. At a time of tremendous geo-economic and geo-political disruption, a lot is riding on the success and vitality of the US-India bilateral relationship. Our week-long conversation during the US-India week highlights the depth and breadth of the partnership as well as the urgency to build a strong architecture for the bilateral ties by consistently building on existing areas of collaboration— from defense to energy, agriculture and healthcare— but also with an eye towards the future to deepen collaboration in areas such as biosecurity, 5G, artificial intelligence, and startups.”
About the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF):
The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is committed to creating the most powerful partnership between the United States and India. As the only independent not-for-profit institution dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-India partnership in Washington, D.C. and in New Delhi, USISPF is the trusted partner for businesses, non-profit organizations, the diaspora, and the governments of India and the United States.