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Prabhu discusses trade with US officials

India enhances energy cooperation with US

Minister Prabhu.

Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, has highlighted encouraging growth in trade volumes through purchases of US-made civilian aircrafts by Indian companies during his 10-12 June 2018 visit.

He has also underlined the enhanced cooperation in the area of energy, including India’s procurement of US petroleum and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG).

Prabhu held discussions with the US Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

He also had a joint meeting with the India Caucus Co-chairs Senator Mark Robert Warner and Senator John Cornyn.

The discussions centered around bilateral trade and commercial relations between the two countries and focused on finding the way forward to address concerns of both sides.

He agreed with his counterparts that Indian and US officials would meet at a senior level at an early date to discuss various issues of interest to both sides and carry forward the discussions in a positive, constructive and result oriented manner.

Prabhu also addressed business and industry leaders in meetings organized by US-India Business Council (USIBC) and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and held meetings with other stakeholders.

The Minister pointed out that India’s rapid economic growth will create significant new market opportunities. fii-news.com

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