Pompeo meets PM Modi in New Delhi

On Wednesday, US Secretary to State Michael Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Pompeo is on a three-day visit to India.

“Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership @SecPompeo called on PM @narendramodi to exchange views on various aspects of Indo-US relationship,” tweeted spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar.

“PM will meet President @realDonaldTrump on the sidelines of the upcoming #G20OsakaSummit,” his tweet further read.

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During his meetings with Modi and S. Jaishankar, Pompeo is going to put forward the demand for reduction in trade barriers as imposed by India.

In less than two weeks of Donald Trump announcing an end to preferential trade treatment for India over trade barriers, India imposed retaliatory tariffs on 25 American goods.

India had also announced tariffs in retaliation to higher US import duties on steel and aluminum, last year.

He is also expected to raise other issues like data localization and market access during the talks.

Pompeo is scheduled to meet Jaishankar and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval later in the day.

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