Governor Haley, Indian Ambassador Rao Hope to Grow Business Relationship
Ambassador Nirupama Rao has been visiting South Carolina, spending time in both Columbia and Charleston. She said she would love to build a relationship that would bring more of India's business to South Carolina.
Gov. Nikki Haley is proud of her Indian heritage, but even more so of the country and the people working and living in the United States.
Haley said she wanted an opportunity to partner with India, since becoming governor, and now those talks are underway.
“As I became governor, what I saw was an opportunity — it’s an opportunity to partner with a country that continues to be strong when it comes to jobs and…in innovation," Haley said. "And so what I’ve asked is, ‘how do we get Indian companies to come and do business in South Carolina?’ I talked to the ambassador, and we are going to continue to talk.”
Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao, who has been visiting South Carolina for the last two days, met with Haley at the Statehouse yesterday.
“I am exceptionally happy to be here," Rao said in a release. "In the last two days, I’ve been to Charleston, and I’ve been here in Columbia, and I’ve had discussions with Gov. Haley and her team. We’ve looked at the ways to cement better relations between India and South Carolina. There are immense possibilities because this is really in many senses a time of awakening when it comes to India-U.S. relations. We have a number of Indian companies that do business in the United States, that have invested here, and what I’m going to try to do is to see that we have Indian companies come South Carolina. ”