Ivanka Trump in India for global entrepreneurship summit

Updated 2017-11-28 15:31:55 Xinhua

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, has arrived in India for the annual global entrepreneurship summit, foreign ministry officials said Tuesday.

The summit scheduled to held in the southern city of Hyderabad Tuesday is being co-hosted by India and the United States.

Ivanka accompanied by several top administration officials reached India late Monday night.

The three-day summit, which is being held for the first time in South Asia, will also be attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The theme of this year's summit is "Women First, Prosperity for All" and will include 1,200 young entrepreneurs, mostly women.

"It is a pre-eminent gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world," officials said. "Ivanka Trump leading the U.S. contingent will be addressing the inaugural session and take part in two plenary sessions about women empowerment."

Authorities have deployed more than 10,000 security personnel in the city as part of security measures around the high-profile summit.

Reports said during her visit, Ivanka is expected to visit the old city as well as the Charminar, the iconic symbol of Hyderabad city.

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