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Ivanka Trump arrives in Hyderabad to attend GES


IMAGE: US President Donald Trump’s most trusted advisor Ivanka Trump will give a keynote address at the inaugural session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Photograph: @GES2017/Twitter

Ivanka Trump, the advisor and daughter of United States President Donald Trump, arrived in Hyderaad on Tuesday to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Ivanka and her team landed at the Shamshabad (Hyderabad) airport around 3.15 am, a senior official of the Telangana government said.


She will participate in the inaugural session of the GES and also speak in a session on Wednesday, the official said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the GES alongwith Ivanka.

Before attending the GES, Modi will also launch the Hyderabad metro rail and will inaugurate the relaunch of the Tata Nano car as Jayem Neo.

Ivanka is leading a delegation of senior Trump administration officials and entrepreneurs at the three-day event.

IMAGE: India’s Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna welcomed Ivanka at the Hyderabad airport. Photograph: @NavtejSarna/Twitter

The summit will primarily focus on four thematic sectors — energy and infrastructure; healthcare and life sciences; financial technology and digital economy; and media and entertainment sectors, according to NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

Being held in South Asia for the first time, the three-day summit, from November 28-30, will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre and Hyderabad International Trade Expositions.

After the inauguration, Ivanka and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are slated to participate in a panel discussion on opening up of opportunities for women entrepreneurs, Kant had earlier said.

With the theme of ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, this will be the first GES in which women are expected to be majority (52.5 per cent) of the participants, he said.

The theme of this year’s summit demonstrates the commitment of the US and the Indian government to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive, Kant said.

This is Ivanka Trump’s first big solo outing in the international stage.

She has been to India before but this time, she is here as President Trump’s most trusted advisor.

IMAGE: Ivanka with US Ambassador to India Ken Juster. Photograph: @USAmbIndia/Twitter

In the evening, the prime minister will host a dinner for the US President’s daughter at Hyderabad’s Falaknuma Palace, which has been lit up spectacularly for the event.

Hyderabad has virtually shut down to make for smooth movement for the summit. The police have announced traffic restrictions that have forced many schools to call a holiday.

More than 10,000 security personnel have been deployed as part of the security arrangement, which has been reviewed by the Special Protection Group as well as the US Secret Service. Among other measures, the city officials have filled up potholes, covered manholes and cleared beggars off the streets.

During her visit, Ivanka is expected to visit the old city as well as the Charminar, the iconic symbol of Hyderabad.

She is also likely to shop at Laad Bazaar or Choodi Bazaar, which is famous for its bangles, semi-precious stones, pearls, jewellery and silverware.

With inputs from agencies

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