Premji said he was honoured by this award.
"It is equally a recognition for the deep commitment and contribution of my colleagues at Wipro and at the foundation," the Wipro chairman noted.
"I see India and the US as two countries born to be together and while much progress has been made over the past decade, our bonds could be even stronger. That would take mutual commitments to continue investing in one another and to create more pathways for exchange," said Banga.
Senior US and the Indian government officials attending the summit include Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives; Rick Perry, United States Secretary of Energy; Wilbur Ross, US Commerce Secretary; Jeffrey Gerrish, Deputy United States Trade Representative for Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Industrial Competitiveness; among others.
The leadership summit will highlight areas of bilateral cooperation like trade and investment, strategic energy ties, manufacturing and innovation partnership.
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