Pompeo to visit Delhi before Modi-Trump meeting

New York: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will be visiting India later this month to build on “an incredibly important relationship” that is “closely tied economically”.
Pompeo’s visit will take place as the two countries get ready for a meeting between a newly re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump during the G-20 Summit on June 28 and 29 in Osaka, Japan.
In preparation for his visit, Pompeo will be outlining to Indian business leaders in Washington on Wednesday “what we’ve been working on for my entire time here in the Indo-Pacific”, he told reporters at the State Department on Monday.
Pompeo’s focus on economic ties comes amid stresses in trade relations from Trump’s America First policy and priority to cut trade deficits.
Modi and Trump are to meet during the G-20 Summit hosted by Japan in Osaka on June 28 and 29. Pompeo described India as “an important part of President Trump’s strategy in the Indo-Pacific”. (IANS)

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