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Pranab to address joint US-India economic summit in Washington
New Delhi, Jun 26 (Agencies):
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Published on 26 Jun. 2011 10:22 PM IST
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Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will address senior officials of the US government and top Indian and American business executives on Monday at an economic summit in Washington, jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and US-based policy think tank Brookings Institution.
The conference on US-India economic and financial partnership will also be addressed by US Secretary of Treasury Timothy F Geithner.
The summit will focus on economic developments in both the countries with a view to eliciting synchronized policy actions, said a statement from CII.
“Infrastructure financing needs in both countries are to be a key component of the dialogue with particular emphasis on public-private partnerships and private sector engagement in financing,” the statement said.
The day-long conference would include sessions on India’s economic potential, Indian financial markets, and availability of finance for infrastructure development in the South Asian economic giant.
Other than Mukherjee, the Indian government would be represented by Meera Shankar, Indian Ambassador to the US, R Gopalan, Secretary for Economic Affairs, UK Sinha, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, Kaushik Basu, chief economic adviser to the Finance Ministry, and Subir Gokarn, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
From the US side, senior officials of the Treasury department, including Lael Brainard, under secretary for International Affairs, Charles Collyns, assistant secretary for International Finance, and Barry Gray, senior adviser in the office of technical assistance, will address the conference.
“The CII conference would advance the role of the private sector in US-India bilateral economic partnership,” said Chandrajit Banerjee, CII director general.
The CII delegation would be led by S Gopalakrishnan, vice president of CII and Infosys’ chief executive.

 
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