Nirmala Sitharaman, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Discuss G20 Priorities

Nirmala Sitharaman and Janet Yellen discussed the key priorities of the G20.

New Delhi:

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a bilateral meeting with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday to discuss G20 priorities.

The bilateral meeting took place ahead of the G20 summit, which begins in Delhi on Saturday.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the Treasury Department said, “FM Secretary @nsitharaman and Secretary @SecYellen have shared important priorities for the #G20 and the relationship between our two democracies to address pressing global economic and financial issues. We discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries,” he said.

Yellen said on Thursday that Russia’s war on Ukraine was causing unnecessary loss of life and was in direct contradiction to everything the G20 set out to do. “We will mobilize our partners to maintain collective economic support for Ukraine while imposing heavy costs on Russia,” he said in a Thursday post on X.

“As @POTUS said last year, India is one of America’s most important partners. This will be my fourth visit to India in the last 10 months, and the bond between our two countries is stronger than ever. Bilateral trade between our two countries reached an all-time high last year, and we expect it to grow further,” Yellen said.

Sitharaman also met with Nigeria’s Finance and Economy Minister Adebayo Olawale Edun and Nigeria’s Budget and National Planning Minister Abubakar Atiku Bagdu, against the backdrop of the G20 Summit.

Ministers discussed issues of mutual interest in several areas.

“Mr FM Smt. @nsitharaman conveyed India’s continued support in the development trajectory of the Nigerian people through India’s credit facility, cooperation between central banks, cooperation with NITI Aayog @NITIAayog and exchanges on best practices.” the Treasury Department said in a post. X.

According to the newspaper, Minister Eduen highly appreciated the great contribution of the Indian-Nigerian people in the development of the Nigerian economy.

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