Washington / New Delhi: US President Donald Trump ’s daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump shall be leading the US delegation to India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which is scheduled to be held at Hydrabad 28-30 November 2017.
‘(Ivanka Trump) will lead the U.S. delegation to India this fall, supporting women’s entrepreneurship globally’ read a tweet from President Trump
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too confirmed about Ivanka Trump’s visit on his own Twitter handle.
Mary Kay Carlson, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in New Delhi, said “US-India ties have been growing every year with more trade, more travel, and greater people-to-people ties”. She added “The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is the latest example of how we are working together to advance the promise of an increasingly digital world and the remarkable entrepreneurial skills of our people to promote prosperity”.
Political oponents of Narendra Modi in India have criticised this move by him of allowing Ivanka Trump to act as a surrogate for her father in an International affairs. They claimed that Ivanka has no constitutional standing in the USA, for India to be entertaining her. In July 2017 Ivanka Trump had been heavily criticised after she briefly sat in for her father at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.