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PM Modi meets 42 top American business leaders in New York

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( IANS )

ANI New Delhi Sep 25, 2019, 09.22 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met 42 top American business leaders in New York on the sidelines of UNGA session in a bid to boost commercial linkages between India and USA.

It is being said that Modi is the only leader to have gathered so many CEOs of top global companies at UNGA.

Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal also attended the meeting.

"The engagements in New York continue, so does the focus on business, trade and investment ties. All set for the CEO Roundtable, where PM @narendramodi will interact with top American business leaders," Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a series of tweets.

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"Captains of industry interact with PM @narendramodi in New York. The extensive agenda includes harnessing investment opportunities in India and boosting commercial linkages between India and USA," the PMO said.

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Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet, "How many of the 42 CEOs of the top global companies in the frame with PM @narendramodi can you identify? PM at the CEO Roundtable in New York highlighted the steps taken by India to build a $5 trillion economy. The global business community is upbeat about the India success story."

Before this, Modi met former Mayor of New York City, Michael R Bloomberg ahead of his address at the Global Business Forum.

He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms.

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It is being said that Modi is the only leader to have gathered so many CEOs of top global companies at UNGA.