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US President Donald Trump Calls On PM Modi To 'withdraw' Increasing Tariffs, Ahead Of Meeting At G20 Summit In Japan

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • This comes a day after US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo held bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar and acknowledged that there were issues between the two countries on trade
  • Trump has repeatedly called out India for its high tariffs. 

Ahead of the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that India should withdraw the "unacceptable" high tariffs recently imposed by the country on Washington. 

He also indicated that he will raise this issue with Modi during their ensuing meeting on the sidelines of G-20 Summit.

"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 This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!" tweeted Trump.

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This comes a day after US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo held bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar and acknowledged that there were issues between the two countries on trade and committed themselves to remove differences between them.

India had imposed retaliatory tariffs on 25 American goods, less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump announced an end to preferential trade treatment for India over the trade barriers.

Last year, India had announced tariffs in retaliation to higher US import duties on steel and aluminum.

Trump has repeatedly called out India for its high tariffs. 

Meanwhile, Modi reached Osaka early in the morning and will hold first meeting with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Trump and Modi are expected to meet on June 28. 

As many as 10 bilateral meetings have been scheduled on the sidelines of the two-day G20 Summit. He will be holding meetings with France, Japan, Indonesia, US, and Turkey, among other countries. India, Russia, and China are also set to hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit. During the two-day summit, there will also be a meeting with leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa (BRICS) and Russia-India-China (RIC).

(With ANI inputs) 

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