President Trump announced today his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in November.
The delegation was announced by both President Trump and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. Prime Minister Modi previously invited Ivanka Trump to visit India during his visit to the White House. The conference is scheduled for November 28-30, and businesswoman Ivanka Trump’s attendance is seen as a way to promote high-visibility women’s entrepreneurship around the world.
Strategic value. Ivanka and Arabella Trump are cultural heroines in China, very well regarded. China and India are currently in serious economic competition. Trump is essentially rewarding India with Ivanka’s value, while China watches from distance.