Narendra Modi US visit: Donald Trump admin should put its own stamp on Indo-US ties

Financial Express
News story by PTI
26-Jun-2017

US President Donald Trump’s signals on his priorities have caused some confusion in India so it is important for his administration to put its own stamp on the bilateral relationship, a former top American trade official said today.

“The Trump Administration can place its imprimatur on the US-India relationship by expanding the canvas of the S&CD to foster engagement at the level of the two countries’ states,” he said.(Reuters)

US President Donald Trump’s signals on his priorities have caused some confusion in India so it is important for his administration to put its own stamp on the bilateral relationship, a former top American trade official said today. “The Trump Administration has been focused on large deal announcements on one hand and trade deficits on the other. It must take into account the disinclination of Indian leaders to view the relationship on a transactional basis,” Arun M Kumar, who served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of US Commercial Service in the Obama administration told PTI.

 “President Trump’s signals on his priorities have caused some confusion in India. Therefore, it will be important for the Trump Administration to put its own stamp on the bilateral relationship,” he said ahead of Trump’s first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House tomorrow. Kumar, who currently is chairman & CEO of KPMG India, said that the US trade deficit with India has stayed flat over the last three years while bilateral trade has grown.

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