Indian PM Modi meets top US CEOs in Washington
Jeff Bezos, (R), CEO of Amazon, is presented with the 2016 USIBC Global Leadership Award by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 41st Annual Leadership Summit at the Mellen Auditorium, June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photograph: (Getty)
Bezos announced that his company will invest an additional $3 billion in India, Amazon's fastest growing region. This will boost Amazon's committed investment in India to over $5 billion.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a tweet that Modi invited the US business leaders "to work more closely with India and in India".
The Prime Minister also "outlined strengths of Indian economy and its talented workforce," Swarup posted on Twitter.
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and several top Indian business leaders were also present at the meeting.
Earlier in the day, Modi held a closed-door meeting with Obama during which they discussed significant issues of bilateral interests.
Prior to the US, the Indian prime minister visited Afghanistan, Qatar and Switzerland on his five-nation tour aimed at expanding India's trade, energy and security cooperation. He will end his tour in Mexico.