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State official: ‘Impetus’ for India deal remains, but ‘backsliding’ a concern

May 21, 2020 at 3:46 PM
While the “impetus” behind U.S.-Indian trade talks remains, New Delhi has taken steps over the last year that have complicated efforts to strike a deal, a senior State Department official said this week. Alice Wells, acting assistant secretary of State for South and Central Asia, said President Trump was still focused on improving the bilateral relationship and reducing trade barriers for U.S. exporters, but lamented what she called “backsliding” on India’s part. The U.S. and India “are continuing to work...


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