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US is open for dialogue with India over trade differences: Pompeo

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The is open for a dialogue to resolve trade differences with India, said US of State Mike

"It's a partnership of equals is how we see it. In my upcoming visit, we will probably discuss the GSP decision." said on Wednesday ahead of his June 24-30 travels to India, Sri Lanka, and

"We remain open to dialogue, and we hope that our friends in will drop their trade barriers and trust in the competitiveness" of their own companies, the noted.

Pompeo's remarks at the Business Council refer to the ongoing trade tensions between the two democracies especially the decision by U.S. to end preferential trade treatment for from June 5 over the trade barriers.

At the ongoing two-day India Ideas Summit talked about an He also stressed on the fact how his visit to the region starting on June 24 will broaden and deepen partnerships with key countries to advance their shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific. 'I have reinvigorated the quad dialogue. Looking forward to my meeting in and tea!'

Pompeo's visit will take place as the two countries get ready for a meeting between a newly re-elected and during the Summit on June 28 and 29 in Osaka,

Pompeo briefly talked about how he monitored the 2019 in India closely and he clearly wasn't surprised by the mandate. "PM Modi has made economic development of the poor a key priority. And the election results are no surprise', U.S. added.

Secretary Pompeo also touched upon the defence ties between India and the U.S, under the "We have deepened our defence ties. We have taken a hard stand against

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 04:34 IST
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