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India-US CEO Forum meets in Washington DC on 12 July

"The India-U.S. CEO Forum meeting was held on July 12, 2013 at the US Department of State in Washington DC.  The meeting was attended by the Finance Minister of India, P Chidambaram, and U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew;  Commerce, Industries and Textiles Minister of India, Anand Sharma and U.S. Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, and US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. It was co-chaired on the Government side by Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India Montek Singh Ahluwalia, and US Trade Representative Michael Froman; and by Ratan Tata and David Cote, CEO, Honeywell, from the CEO's side. India's Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao was present in the meeting and U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Caroline Atkinson delivered the closing remarks. Top CEOs representing diverse sectors of the two economies and senior Government officials from both sides deliberated on issues of common interest to further deepen India-US trade and economic ties."