Air India-Boeing deal has huge job potential in US
Washington: Air India placed an order with Boeing for 470 civilian aeroplanes, which may create a “million jobs” in the United States. The agreement between Boeing and Air India was announced yesterday.
“It is an opportunity not only for the American economy and for workers here in this country, but it’s an opportunity for the Indian people as well,” the US foreign office reacted to the deal today.
“It’s an opportunity to deepen what is already a profoundly intertwined relationship based on shared interests, based on shared values, based on our deep economic ties. And with the announcements between Boeing and Air India yesterday, those ties are all the deeper,” US Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said.
According to Price, this was an opportunity “to deepen what is already a profoundly intertwined relationship based on shared interests, based on shared values, based on our deep economic ties”. He added: “And with the announcements between Boeing and Air India yesterday, those ties are all the deeper.”
“The United States is engaged not just in India but around the world – in what we refer to as commercial diplomacy, seeking to find concrete, tangible, practical ways to deepen our economic ties with countries around the world in a way that benefits the American people back here at home,” Price said. He added that the agreement between Boeing and Air India was a vivid example of that. “The number of jobs it creates here, the number of opportunities it creates in India, and the possibility it provides to deepen that partnership even further,” he said.
– global bihari bureau