Trump Reports Progress Toward India Trade Deal but No Breakthrough

International Trade, India, New Delhi, Exxon Mobil

The president stressed the strength of his relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in meetings long on symbolism and short on concrete agreements.

International Trade, India

25.2.2020

President Trump said that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India had made progress toward what he hopes will be a landmark trade agreement. But there was no breakthrough to announce after talks on the final day of the president’s visit.

The president stressed the strength of his relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in meetings long on symbolism and short on concrete agreements.

“We think we’re at a point where our relationship is so special with India,” President Trump said on the last day of his visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But he will leave with no big trade deal to show. Credit... Doug Mills/The New York Times By Feb. 25, 2020, 5:11 a.m. ET NEW DELHI — President Trump said Tuesday that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India had made progress toward what he hopes will be a landmark trade agreement between the two economic giants. But there was no breakthrough to announce after formal talks on the second and final day of the president’s visit . A joint public appearance between the two leaders was long on florid language about the strength of their relationship and short on concrete results. While Mr. Trump had said before departing the United States that “we may make a tremendous deal there,” the two sides appeared far apart on major points of a trade pact. “Our teams have made tremendous progress on a comprehensive trade agreement and I’m optimistic we can reach a deal that will be of great importance to both countries,” Mr. Trump told reporters without elaborating. The two leaders appeared before reporters in the lush garden of Hyderabad House, the iconic building typically used to host foreign leaders, and spoke in front of a backdrop of flags, flowers and fountains. Mr. Trump and Mr. Modi celebrated a series of modest agreements that were already set before the visit, including a $3 billion arms purchase and a letter of cooperation between Exxon Mobil and India’s energy sector. They agreed to create a joint counternarcotics working group to reduce opioid abuse. “We think we’re at a point where our relationship is so special with India, it has never been as good as it is now,” Mr. Trump said. “We feel very strongly about each other and we have done something that is very unique.” While an administration official told reporters before Mr. Trump left Washington that the president would raise issues of religious freedom with Mr. Modi, he made no mention in their public comments about a wave of policies that have stirred sectarian divisions in India. Among other moves, Mr. Modi’s government has revoked statehood for Kashmir, the majority-Muslim territory, and passed a new citizenship law easing the way for migrants of all South Asian faiths other than Islam. As the two leaders spoke to journalists, smoke was rising into the sky in a different part of New Delhi, where Hindu and Muslim mobs were battling each other in another day of violence over the citizenship law. The day before, at least seven people were killed in the fighting in the Maujpur district of Delhi, including a police officer. All of that went unmentioned as the two leaders made a show of Indian-American relations. Mr. Modi treated Mr. Trump to a rally of 125,000 people at a giant cricket stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday, an event meant to appeal to the American president’s love of crowds and spectacle, and welcomed him to the presidential palace on Tuesday with the roar of saluting guns and an honor guard of red-uniformed soldiers on horseback. Mr. Trump did gently urge Mr. Modi’s government to respect freedom on the internet, which the Indian government has shut down repeatedly. Talking about the need for secure 5G wireless, the president added that it should be “a tool for freedom, progress, prosperity, not to do anything where it could be even conceived as a conduit for suppression and censorship.” The president and the prime minister took no questions at their joint appearance before the news media. While Mr. Modi has taken questions from reporters while overseas next to other world leaders, he is the first prime minister in recent memory to not have held any news conferences in India. Mr. Trump, by contrast, regularly takes questions, and planned to hold a news conference with reporters by himself later in the day. A trade deal with India has been a priority for two years for Mr. Trump, who would like to have another economic agreement to take onto the campaign trail before the November election. But the two sides have been divided over farm products, medical devices, digital trade and new tariffs. Mr. Trump has complained that India treats the United States unfairly and called Mr. Modi a “tough negotiator.” Advertisement Read more: The New York Times

Indie chce zbraně ...... Indie je problém ..... Trump doesn’t negotiate he tells and bully’s. There is no trade deal. Modi is a experienced tenacious leader and is notbpushed easily. President Trump talks about making trade deals, but he doesn't actually make any. He does, however, break deals and start trade wars. President Trump is bad for trade and bad at making deals.

Different movie, same script. DelhiPolice HinduTerrorism IndiaAgainstCAA_NPR_NRC This prayforindianmuslims aljazeera arabnews CNN TurkishEmbassy one video explains everything happening in Delhi Public office, private business, taxpayers money: Probably, they misspelled it for Trump property deals? Ivanka and Jared Kushner who are accompanying him on the family trip should know about it better than anyone else.

This was announcements in India. Following meetings with related secy shall immediately held and decide. But why NYT have highlited last lines? Weather India is not democratic Shall you treating with Terrorist Pakistan So 3 billion in weapons. Hell no. These people are worthless as leaders. War and killing

💀 One is wearing a dress and the other makeup

Sonia Sotomayor Just Accused the Supreme Court’s Conservatives of Bias Toward the Trump AdministrationIn a pointed dissent, Sotomayor condemned her colleagues for rewarding the government’s rush to punish immigrants. Sounds like she’s the one politicizing it. What did she think was going to happen?!?!? TrumpRussia ÜBER ALLES

Why is your news failing to mention in the headline since ha came to power Indian immigrants have faced attacks from his supporters. Simple put ...🧠less forgot..he even talked to Modi.. onward ..full speed ahead ...dementia don into the 🕳of darkness 👋👋👋 I am still waiting for out master. Dealer to bring home a triumph on trade. He was voted in because he has a supposed negotiating skill. Haven't seen one negotiation yet where you can say we won. China, NAFTA2, North Korea, Israel. There is no reason to expect

Donald, switch pants with me in the bathroom. I double dare you! Always a promoter of fake non-existent deals He probably mispronounced everything🙄 Question Is this true new India stop buying Russian S_400 missile system & buying American Thaad missile system because Trump deal military weapons to India Thanks

Not the great dealer maker you claim to be. Trump you're a joke. He sold them weapons and they threw him a parade. What else?

National Security Adviser Discounts Reports of Russian Interference to Help Re-elect Trump‘There’s no briefing that I’ve received, that the president has received, that says that President Putin is doing anything to try and influence the elections in favor of President Trump,’ Robert O’Brien said. Didn't work...but we've all known Russia is still helping him Lol.. looks like O’Brien didn’t read the Mueller report

India is an eternal land and it has glory from the first king Chandragupt to Vikramaditya to today. The vast diverse India which is the dream place even for the gods... Rambling on like always. Beautiful thing to see. ' would you like to try the ' Mumbai arse ripper ?' Super collaboration between the two powerful leaders to wipe off Islamic terrorism. It's high time and world must unite to wipe off this Islamic terrorism forever!

Trump just lies We don’t give a crap about your lame trade deal. Trump has a dire need for approval because deep down he hates himself.

Tim Scott says Trump faces two main threats: Trump and BernieSen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said Monday morning that President Donald Trump has two main threats to his reelection campaign: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders He's saying that because he wants to be seriously considered in 2024 duh and he knows its not true at all - thats how awful a candidate Bernie is in the general “If [Trump's] on his game, as he was at the State of the Union, I don’t think there’s a candidate in the country that can beat him,' Scott said, although adding that Sanders 'brings that outside game in a similar fashion that President Trump did in 2016” Follow up question, 'How long have you been coordinating campaign messaging with Trump and Moscow?'

‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With ModiPresident Trump was moved by the campaign-style rally Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India prepared that illustrated the populist bond between the 2 leaders. ”We will always remember this remarkable hospitality,' Trump said. 'We will remember it forever.' This is an Indian hospitality May you get the flu while your their so they keep you

Hero worship, walls and fake crowd numbers - India welcomes TrumpUS President Donald Trump is visiting India for two days on February 24 and 25. The timing of his visit appears to be strategic as the November presidential election looms close by. 😂😂😂😆😆 Narcissistic orgasm between 2 Narcissistic leaders

Trump hails 'exceptional' Modi at India rally as protesters clash in DelhiUS President Trump heaps praise on PM Modi in front of a crowd of around 100,000 in western Gujarat state. Meanwhile, fresh clashes rage in New Delhi in protests over contentious citizenship law ahead of Trump's visit to capital.



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