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Ivanka Trump joins and makes visiting a family affair | India News


NEW DELHI / WASHINGTON: The president of the United States, Donald Trump, will be accompanied not only by his wife Melania and son-in-law Jared Kushner, but also by his high-profile daughter Ivanka on his inaugural visit to India as president from Monday. The whole family is expected to travel to the Taj Mahal in Agra from Ahmedabad on Monday night, official sources involved in planning the trip said.

Ivanka and Kushner are technically officials of the United States government with the status of principal advisors to the president, but India has not been part of its portfolio. Nor are they strangers to India in the personal sense, counting many Indians among friends and colleagues.

Kushner, in fact, visited India in 2018 for the wedding of his Harvard classmate Nitin Saigal in Jaisalmer. Ivanka arrived in Hyderabad for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in 2017.

The final list of heavyweights that accompany Trump now reads Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette and NSA Robert O’Brien.

Like Ivanka, Brouillette is a late addition to the list and his incorporation into Trump suggests that a great energy deal could be in sight.

Official sources in Delhi said that India was informed that Ivanka joined her father on the trip early Friday. While an entire day is expected to happen, on February 25, in Delhi, its program is still being attributed.

According to the White House, Ivanka, in her role as adviser to the president, focuses on the education and economic empowerment of women and their families, as well as on job creation and economic growth through the development of the workforce , training and entrepreneurship. Ivanka is known for promoting the entrepreneurship and empowerment of women around the world in the form of her “signature policy”, the Global Development and Prosperity Initiative for Women. Ivanka has shown in the past, even controversially, that he doesn’t mind getting into foreign policy. He celebrated a video reading of the White House of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Trump from the margins of the G20 summit in Osaka last year.

Ivanka had accompanied his father to Osaka as a member of his official delegation and his attempt to “insert” in a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May was harshly criticized by the media Americans

However, Ivanka has had the experience of traveling to India after his father became president. He led the US delegation. UU. At the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad and also interacted with Modi. The objective of the summit was to provide support to women entrepreneurs.

Times of India