Finance Minister US Visit: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday left for a US visit, where she will attend meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will also attend a meeting of finance ministers and governors of central banks of G-20 countries during her official visit to the US. Apart from this, she will also participate in bilateral meetings with the finance ministers of Indonesia, South Korea, Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Giving details of Sitharaman’s itinerary in a statement, the Finance Ministry said that the Finance Minister will also meet Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of companies operating in semiconductors, energy and other priority sectors of the government. Sitharaman is also scheduled to meet World Bank President David Melpass during his US visit. Apart from this, she will also participate in a discussion organized by the Managing Director of IMF.
Along with this, Nirmala Sitharaman is also likely to attend a program of Washington-based think-tank Atlantic Council. She will also interact with teachers and students of Stanford University.
This visit of the Finance Minister can be considered important in the sense that many challenges remain on the trade relations and business fronts between India and America. The global equations have changed and worsened due to the Russo-Ukraine war. America has not blamed India’s move to buy crude oil from Russia, but has promised to cooperate more for fuel supply on its behalf. In such a situation, many questions arise in front of India, about which clarity can come from this visit of the Finance Minister.