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India and U.S. officials discuss trade issues in Delhi

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 13, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Senior trade representatives from India and the United States held talks in the Indian capital on Friday and discussed the broad contours of bilateral trade and commercial ties, India's Commerce and Ministry said.

"The meeting was cordial and aimed at providing a new impetus to bilateral trade and commercial ties, in line with the mandate given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump during their meeting at Osaka, Japan on June 28," said a statement issued by the ministry.

The talks assumed significance in the wake of recent tweet by Trump describing India's tariffs as unacceptable. "India has long had a field day putting tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable," the U.S. president tweeted on Tuesday.

A delegation led by Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christopher Wilson visited India to explore potential for enhanced bilateral trade and economic engagement with India under the new government, said the statement.

"The delegation held bilateral talks on July 12 with the Indian delegation led by Additional Secretary at Department of Commerce Sanjay Chadha, which also included senior officials from other Government of India Ministries," added the Commerce Ministry's statement.

"Both sides discussed the broad contours of bilateral trade and commercial ties and agreed to continue their discussions for achieving mutually beneficial outcomes aimed at further growing the economic relationship and addressing mutual trade concerns," it added.


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