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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg meets Ravi Shankar Prasad

July 3, 2014


New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad here on Thursday.

"There is an enormous scope for expansion of Facebook in India. We wish to work together to bring benefits of connectivity to everyone. The Prime Minister himself implicated that we can use this platform to meet with people. I really welcome her (Sandberg) here," said Prasad.

Earlier today, Sandberg had also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

She had said that India is a very important country for Facebook, considering the high number of active Facebook users in the country.

An official statement had said the Prime Minister discussed with Ms. Sandberg, ways through which a platform such as Facebook can be used for governance and better interaction between the people and governments.

He had also talked about how Facebook can be used to bring more tourists to India.

Prime Minister Modi had also spoken to Ms. Sandberg on how Facebook can assist us in commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary year with a special focus on cleanliness. (ANI)

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Source: Asian News International

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