Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to discuss the U.S.-India commercial relationship and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). Secretary Raimondo welcomed the government of India’s participation in IPEF and Minister Jaishankar’s views on IPEF going forward. She emphasized the need for an ambitious and high-standard outcome, supported by concrete benefits, in order to deliver to all IPEF members, and looks forward to working closely with India in the discussions ahead. Additionally, Secretary Raimondo confirmed the recent appointment of CEOs to the U.S. Section of the U.S.-India CEO Forum (CEO Forum), and she and Minister Jaishankar agreed that both the CEO Forum and the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue are key opportunities to strengthen the U.S.-India commercial relationship and to advance progress on issues relevant to both our economies.
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