The US-India Business Council (USIBC) and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) greeted the new US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, at a welcome reception hosted in Washington.
Wishing Garcetti a safe trip to India, USIBC President Atul Keshap expressed excitement to continue working with US Embassy in India under his leadership. During the event, the business community conveyed to the new ambassador the need for the private sector's strong support for the growth of the US-India economic relationship.
"As the world’s fifth largest economy, India is among the most important markets on earth. US.-India trade and investment will be central to driving the next phase of global growth and forging resilience across key supply chains," USIBC press statement said.
"A pleasure to host the incoming US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti for an industry interaction. Wishing Ambassador Garcetti all the best for New Delhi," USISPF shared on social media with glimpses from the industry interaction they organized.
The councils earlier congratulated the former mayor of Los Angeles on his confirmation as the next envoy to India. Garcetti's appointment was confirmed by the US Senate by a vote of 52-42