Trump demands India withdraw tariffs ahead of meeting with Modi

US President Donald Trump tweeted that, “I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!”

Jun 27, 2019 05:06 IST India Infoline News Service

Ahead of meeting with India’s PM Modi on the G20 Summit, US President Donald Trump has hit out at the Modi government and said that India's tariffs on US products is "unacceptable" and they must be withdrawn, according to the media reports.

US President Donald Trump tweeted that, “I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!”

India slapped higher tariffs on 28 US products following Washington's withdrawal this month of key trade privileges for New Delhi.

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was in New Delhi sought to reduce heightened trade tension with India, promising a renewed focus on negotiating better ties but giving few specifics of how they would overcome disputes over trade and investment. Mike Pompeo also spoke on similar lines as Trump and told External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar that the country needs better trade access, the media report said.

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