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Like a queen: In India, Ivanka Trump embodies U.S. glamour

Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and presidential advisor, poses for the media as she visits the Golconda fort in Hyderabad on November 29, 2017.   | Photo Credit: AP

They strained behind security barricades on November 29 near the Golconda Fort hoping for a glimpse of their VIP visitor.

Irfana Begum, who was dodging barricades trying to figure out what road home was open for traffic, said she was very glad that Ivanka Trump chose to visit, despite the inconvenience of getting about the city.

“She’s so confident and beautiful. Her father is the president. She’s like a queen,” Ms. Begum said.

Ms. Trump arrived in Hyderabad on November 28 to lead a U.S. delegation of 350 at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in the city. The three-day summit was jointly co-hosted by the U.S. and India in 2017.

She was joined at the opening by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who later hosted a dinner.

But for many in Hyderabad it was more about Ms. Trump than the issues.

“I don’t know much about her, but I know she’s an important person,” said Kashif, who gave only one name. “It’s a very good thing that she’s come to our city and to this place. It’s a proud moment.”

Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and presidential advisor, during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad on November 29, 2017.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and presidential advisor, during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad on November 29, 2017.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

 

After participating in a panel discussion on November 29, Ms. Trump visited the Golconda Fort ahead of her scheduled departure.

“Prime Minister Modi and his Cabinet members with him were incredibly warm and I think it was a very enlightening and inspiring summit for all those who attended,” Ms. Trump told reporters. “Certainly it was for me.”


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