Recalling her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India last month, US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said that he is the most popular world leader with the commitment and desire to move India forward as a global power. “Unbelievable and visionary,” that is how Raimondo described the Indian premier in her statement during an event hosted by the Indian Embassy in Washington on April 15.
The diplomat was in India last month for the India-US Commercial Dialogue and India-US CEO Forum meeting.
“I had an incredible opportunity to spend more than an hour and a half with Prime Minister Modi. He is the most popular world leader for a reason. He is unbelievable and visionary, and his level of commitment to the people of India is just indescribable and deep and passionate and real and authentic. And his desire to lift people out of poverty and move India forward as a global power is real and it is happening,” she said amid thunderous applause from the audience.
The US Commerce Secretary added, “In the years to come, there will be two ecosystems of technology – one consistent with our democratic values and another not. I said to him, the United States and India need to lead the world together in this technology ecosystem. Without missing a beat, after he travelled all week, he said to me, well, Secretary AI does not stand for artificial intelligence. He said, “AI is America-India technology,” she said.