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'America First' and 'Make in India' are compatible: Envoy Juster

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to on Thursday laid emphasis on economic and commercial relations between the two countries.

"First" and "Make in India" are not incompatible. Rather, investing in each other's markets will be mutually beneficial - it will increase our economic interactions and volume of trade, lead to collaboration on emerging technologies, and create jobs in both countries," said, in his inaugural policy speech on US-relations here.

"A number of U.S. companies have reported increasing difficulties conducting business in the largest market in the region - China," added, "can seize the strategic opportunity - through trade and investment - to become an alternative hub for U.S. business in the Indo-Pacific region."

The to India further emphasized on the "many" benefits of growing the bilateral economic relationship and making India a regional hub for U.S. business.

"is a in entrepreneurship and innovation, and already has extensive linkages with India in the "

"Opening India's market further to US trade and investment will spur our collaboration on many emerging technologies that will drive and protect our economies, including those related to advanced and cybersecurity," Juster added.

The took to the occasion to state that the increased heft in our economic relationship would necessarily provide a broader and deeper, long-term U.S. commitment to India and the Indo-Pacific region.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 18:19 IST