Jaitley meets US Treasury Secretary at World Economic Forum

Friday, Jan 22, 2016,9:30 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Davos | Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today met US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew here at the World Economic Forum and discussed the upcoming Economic and Financial Partnership summit between the two countries. Jaitley also met the Finance Ministers of Switzerland and Australia among a host of bilateral meetings with the government and business leaders here on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting.

Jaitley and Lew, who earlier in the day described India as the bright spot of the world economy and pressed for continuation of reform agenda in India, discussed recent macroeconomic developments as well as India’s reform agenda. They also discussed ways to attract greater infrastructure investment to boost potential growth and support the global economy. The two leaders also discussed priorities for the sixth annual US-India Economic and Financial Partnership, which is expected to take place in April in Washington.