New Delhi: Apple CEO Tim Cook met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and stressed that he is committed to growing and investing across the country, as they discussed tech-driven transformations happening in the country.
Cook, who was in India to launch the company’s flagship retail stores in Mumbai and Delhi, thanked PM Modi for the warm welcome he received.
“Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi for the warm welcome. We share your vision of the positive impact technology can make on India’s future – from education and developers to manufacturing and the environment,” Cook said in a tweet, posting a picture with PM Modi.
“We are committed to growing and investing across the country,” Cook added.
PM Modi replied: “An absolute delight to meet you, @tim_cook! Glad to exchange views on diverse topics and highlight the tech-powered transformations taking place in India”.
Apple is ramping up its manufacturing in India, along with growing its retail presence.
Cook also met Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, and discussed how to further boost local manufacturing and iPhone exports.
Apple logged a record over $5 billion in iPhone exports from India in FY23.
“It was a delight to meet @tim_cook CEO, @Apple and his team to engage in Apple’s strategic and long-term partnership with and in India’s digital journey,” the minister said in a tweet.
“We discussed deepening and broadening manufacturing, exports, skilling of youth, expanding app innovation economy and job creation,” Chandrasekhar added.
The Apple ecosystem in India has generated over one lakh new direct jobs in manufacturing in the last two years, according to Chandrashekhar.