Apple CEO Tim Cook and Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal met on Friday to discuss the future of the long-standing partnership between the two companies.
The hour-long discussion saw both leaders express their satisfaction with Apple and Airtel’s existing relationship while committing to closer collaboration in the Indian and African markets.
This meeting comes at a time when Apple is looking to expand its presence in India, and Airtel is seeking to strengthen its position further as a leading provider of telecommunications services.
With Apple and Airtel working closely together, customers in India and Africa can expect to benefit from world-class products and services and innovative new solutions tailored to meet their unique needs.
During Cook’s visit to India, he was present at the opening of Apple’s first retail store in India in Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and Delhi’s Select CityWalk Mall, Saket.
Taking to Twitter, Apple CEO posted a photo from the grand launch and captioned it, “The energy, creativity, and passion in Mumbai is incredible! We are so excited to open Apple BKC — our first store in India.”
On Wednesday, he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Rajeev Chandrasekhar, in Delhi, where he highlighted the company’s efforts towards growing operations, expanding its manufacturing set-up, and job creation, promising to double the headcount to 2 lakh workers – some directly and mostly through contract manufacturers – over the next few years.