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Press Release -Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu interacts with Governor of Washington, Jay Robert Inslee

Press Release -Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu interacts with Governor of Washington, Jay Robert Inslee


7 July 2020


Ambassador of India to the United States, Mr Taranjit Singh Sandhu interacted virtually with Governor of Washington, Jay Robert Inslee on 7 July 2020. Both had a productive and forward-looking discussion on India-Washington economic and people-to-people ties.


2.       During the meeting, Ambassador Sandhu and Governor Inslee discussed the potential for further cooperation in aerospace, IT, retail, healthcare & pharma, and agricultural sectors. They discussed the complementarities, which can lead to job creation and mutual growth. The discussion also covered the important contributions of Indian and Indian-American companies, professionals and community to the state of Washington


3.       India and Washington State share a growing trade and investment relationship. The total trade between India and Washington State stood at US$ 1.23 billion in 2019. Major Indian exports include textiles, metals, computer and electronics, fisheries. Major Indian imports from Washington are transportation equipment (including aerospace), agricultural products, computer and electronics and food & beverages. As per CII's report on survey of Indian industry's footprint in the US, 14 Indian companies have invested around US$ 143 million in Washington State, creating more than 4,167 jobs. Washington-based companies have also established a strong presence in India's defence, retail and food & beverages sectors.


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