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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets CEOs of several leading companies in New York; Discussion on Make in India


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived here late on Friday night after her visit to Washington DC.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday met with top executives of several world’s leading companies in New York, during which the recently launched 100 in India Initiatives like Rs. Lakh Crore Gati Shakti Master Plan, Digitization and “Make in India” were discussed. Sitharaman arrived here late on Friday night after her visit to Washington DC. In Washington DC, he participated in the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He met Mastercard Executive Chairman Ajay Banga and Mastercard CEO Michael Mibach here on Saturday.

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The Finance Ministry said in a tweet, “The initiatives and progress made towards financial inclusion and digital transformation have been part of the discussion.” In their meeting with FedEx Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Raj Subramaniam recently. The project launched in 2015, the National Infrastructure Master Plan “Gati Shakti” and India’s third largest start-up ecosystem and fast-growing start-up companies were discussed.

The Finance Ministry tweeted, “In Sitharaman’s meeting with Citigroup Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jane Fraser, the banking company’s commitment to ‘Make in India’ and digitization towards digital transformation were discussed.” Later, Sitharaman also met IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna. Notably, on October 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rs 100 lakh crore National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity, which aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy.

(This news has not been edited by NDTV team. It has been published directly from Syndicate feed.)

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