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Donald Trump administration set to announce Indo-Pacific trade initiatives

The Indo-Pacific Business Forum will highlight US government initiatives to advance economic engagement in the region, particularly on key sectors including energy, infrastructure and digital economy

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US President Donald Trump speaks about trade relations with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington | Photo: Reuters

Press Trust of India Washington
The Trump administration is set to roll out major policy initiatives to address the infrastructural and energy needs of the strategic Indo-Pacific region where India is seen as one of the anchor countries for greater connectivity and trade.

The move comes nine months after the administration openly spoke against “predatory economic policies of an Asian giant” that threatened to eat into the sovereignty of countries in the region, which has now emerged as a critical engine for growth.

President Donald Trump has lined up top Cabinet members - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Energy Secretary Rick Perry

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First Published: Jul 30 2018 | 1:43 AM IST

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