The two-day virtual India Ideas Summit of the powerful US India Business Council (USIBC) would be held on July 21 and 22

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are among those who will address the virtual India Ideas Summit next week.

The two-day summit will focus on building a better future for India, the US and the world, amidst the COVID-19 and China's aggressive actions, The New Indian Express has reported.

Being organised by the US India Business Council (USIBC), the meet will be held on July 21 and 22.

India, the US and their industries working together can be instrumental in building a better future for the world, The New Indian Express quoted USIBC president Nisha Desai Biswal as saying.

The summit will begin with a keynote conversation on "Global Supply Chains & Combatting COVID-19" between Indian-American Congressman Dr Ami Bera and Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Railways.

Union Finance Minister Sitharaman will share her vision for India's economic recovery and the path to future economic growth in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to The New Indian Express, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar along with Senator Mark Warner would participate in a discussion on "How the US and India Can Lead the Global Response Post-Pandemic" on July 22.

The keynote address will be delivered by US Secretary of State Pompeo.

Pompeo has already lashed out at China and said that Indians have done their best to respond to Beijing's incredibly aggressive actions, the report said, referring to the standoff in eastern Ladakh.

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