Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday will fly to Chicago and meet the Indian diaspora
Washington: Union finance and corporate affairs minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting Chicago on Sunday (October 20) where she is scheduled to meet industry leaders and people from the Indian diaspora.
Sitharaman shared details of her one day visit to the most populous city of the United States of America (USA) while speaking to reporters on Saturday (local time).
"Yes, I will be visiting Chicago. I will be meeting the industry leaders and also the Indian diaspora. I will be only spending one day there,” she said while responding to a question.
She also spoke about the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra and asserted that she had campaigned in the state before embarking on a visit to the United States.
"Before coming here, I have gone to Mumbai and Pune for the campaign and then had come here. After Chicago I will return," she added.
Earlier in the day, Sitharaman had addressed the Plenary Session of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC).
The finance minister also said that India remains among the fastest-growing economies of the world and efforts are being made to make it grow faster.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected a reduced growth rate for India, but the country's economy is "still growing as the fastest", she told a group of Indian reporters on Thursday (October 17).
"Minister Sitharaman addressing the Plenary Session of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) during the IMF-WB Annual Meetings 2019 in Washington DC on 19th October 2019", ministry of finance had tweeted.
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Last Updated Oct 20, 2019, 11:06 AM IST