US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen talks with FM Nirmala Sitharaman

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen talks with FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Washington: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has spoken on the phone to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, during which she praised India’s role as an important partner in fighting the Kovid-19 epidemic and discussed the global economic outlook.
Yellen had her first call with Sitharaman after becoming the first woman Treasury Secretary of the United States in January this year.
A readout of the call on Monday stated that during the call, she “made aware of her intention to cooperate closely to fight the Kovid-19 epidemic, fight inequality, and strengthen a strong climate agenda.” ” Yellen praised India’s role as an important partner in fighting the Kovid-19 epidemic, it said.
“The Secretary looks forward to cooperating with both bilateral and multilateral minister Sitharaman to address the shared priority,” he said.
“Finance Minister Mrs. @nsitharaman held a meaningful discussion with the US Treasury Secretary @JanetYellen on the global economic outlook. Dr. Yellen praised India’s contribution to the world’s vaccine efforts,” the Finance Ministry said in a tweet.
Sitharaman congratulated Yellen about the Kovid-19 relief through the US $ 1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, with a special focus on work and the middle class. He said that they agreed to work together through common economic and strategic cooperation in various multilateral forums, including the G20.

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