FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 3, 2017

U.S.-India Business Council Welcomes Confirmation of Kenneth Juster as U.S. Ambassador to India

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) today released the following statements after Kenneth Juster was confirmed as United States Ambassador to India.

“The U.S.-India relations have new momentum following a series of bilateral visits and dialogues at the highest levels between the two governments,” said Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Ambassador Juster’s experience in the private sector as well as the White House serves as an outstanding preparation for this critical role and will undoubtedly strengthen the commercial and strategic opportunities between the two countries. The Chamber’s USIBC looks forward to working with Ambassador Juster to deliver results on behalf of the business community.”

“USIBC and its members are excited to welcome Ambassador Juster to New Delhi,” said Nisha Biswal, president of USIBC. “The U.S.-India trading partnership has tripled over the last decade, but there is potential to do much more. Challenges related to market access barriers are bound to come up as both countries grow the trading partnership, but with goodwill and hard work, we will overcome them. Ambassador Juster is a consummate diplomat who will be able to work with both countries on these issues and lead the U.S.-India relationship to greater heights.”

Formed in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization, comprised of 350 top-tier U.S. and Indian companies advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with liaison presence in New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

Contact: Sukanya Sen | 202-463-5837| ssen@usibc.com

 

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