Batting for strong Indo-US ties, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, has said there are very few countries like India that possess the potential for growth and the administration was “very focussed” on further cementing the bilateral strategic ties. Kushner, 38, who is also senior adviser to President Trump, is considered one of the most influential and powerful individuals in the White House and was addressing the Second Leadership Summit of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum.
Listing out the various steps being taken by President Trump to make America “more competitive globally”, he said: “Part of that comes with obviously the relationship with India, where you have a fast-growing economy. You have an amazingly, educated population there and then a lot of people who share a lot of similar values with this country.”
“Forums like this are critically important because when we think about the world as it is today, there are very few countries like India that possess the potential for growth in what the future strategic relationship can be,” he said. Whether it’s trade and commerce, or national security, there are so many strategic elements of this relationship, Kushner said, adding that a lot of people in the administration at the President’s direction have been “very, very focused” on India-US ties.