US Treasury Secretary Janet L Yellen on Saturday referred to as India the largest buying and selling associate as she pitched for advancing an method referred to as “friendshoring” to strengthen the resilience of provide chains.
Yellen was addressing a roundtable with US and tech enterprise leaders from India on the sidelines of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Financial institution Governors Assembly. “The US is India’s greatest buying and selling associate. In 2021, our bilateral commerce was over $150 billion. Our people-to-people ties affirm the closeness of our relationship. 200,000 Indians are finding out in America and enriching our faculties and universities. We rely on one another each day: Indians use WhatsApp to speak and lots of American corporations depend on Infosys to function,” stated Yellen, in accordance with the information company PTI report.
High tech leaders, together with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani, IBM India managing director Sandip Patel, Intel India nation head Nivruti Rai, Foxconn India Nation Head Josh Foulger and Wipro chairman Rishad Premji had been current on the roundtable dialogue.
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“As we glance in the direction of the longer term, I’m desperate to deepen our ties within the know-how sector. America is advancing an method referred to as “friendshoring” to bolster the resilience of our provide chains. We’re doing this by strengthening integration with our many trusted buying and selling companions – together with India. We’re seeing progress; for example, know-how corporations like Apple and Google have expanded their cellphone manufacturing in India,” she added.
Yellen additionally met finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday. The second Finance and Central Financial institution Deputies Assembly underneath India’s G20 Presidency is underway in Bengaluru.
The 2 leaders mentioned views on strengthening multilateral improvement banks (MDBs), world debt vulnerabilities, crypto property, and well being, moreover power transition partnership (JETP).
The US in its new ‘friendshoring’ method is diversifying away from international locations that current geopolitical and safety dangers to our provide chain. Friendshoring method entails partnering with growing international locations to develop native industries and join them to the worldwide provide chain.
Speaking in regards to the Partnership for International Infrastructure and Funding (PGII), she stated, the US is investing in digital applied sciences that can drive inclusive, resilient development in India.
Below the initiative, the US has introduced investments in agri-tech to allow climate-smart agricultural manufacturing, and in digital funds programs for microentrepreneurs.
These stand alongside investments in renewable power, well being, and different infrastructure sectors in India, she stated, including, the US goals to mobilise USD 200 billion via 2027 for PGII, and stay up for partnering with India to proceed investing in its future.