Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met with the members of JP Morgan's International Council in New Delhi and discussed his vision for making India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024. This was the first time that the International Council met in India since 2007.
The International Council comprises global statesmen like former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former Australian PM John Howard, former US secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of defence Robert Gates as well as leading figures from the world of business and finance like Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan Chase), Ratan Tata (Tata Group) and leading representatives from global companies like Nestle, Alibaba, Alfa, Iberdola, Kraft Heinz etc.
Welcoming the group to India, Modi said the development of a world-class physical infrastructure and improvements in affordable health-care and providing quality education were some other policy priorities for the government, according to a statement issued by Prime Minister's Office.
PM Narendra Modi: Glad to have met Dr. Henry Kissinger. He has made pioneering contributions to international politics and diplomacy. pic.twitter.com/XHtQIoQGHg— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2019
The Prime Minister said people's participation remained a guiding tenet of policy making for the government.
"On foreign policy front, India continued to work together with its strategic partners and close neighbours to build a fair and equitable multi-polar world order," he said.