WASHINGTON: Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in Washington, DC. The Secretary noted that she looked forward to co-leading the upcoming U.S.-India CEO Forum and Commercial Dialogue meetings with him in New Delhi this March. She also expressed her gratitude for India’s hosting of the engagements.
The two also agreed on the importance of ensuring concrete follow-up of outcomes and discussed priority themes for the forum and dialogue, including supply chain resilience, enhancing energy security, inclusive digital economy, and post-pandemic economic recovery, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. The Secretary also thanked the Minister for India’s continued constructive engagement on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and for hosting the upcoming IPEF negotiating round for the Pillars relating to Supply Chains, Clean Energy, Decarbonization and Infrastructure, and Tax and Anti-Corruption in February. The Secretary also welcomed India’s presidency of the G20 and looked forward to working with Minister Goyal and other officials to ensure a successful G20 year.