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Trump considering visit to India next month

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is considering visiting India next month, for what would be his first visit to the world’s largest democracy since he took office three years ago, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking to build close ties with Washington, had previously invited Trump to attend India’s annual Republic Day parade later this month, but the U.S. officials said it would clash with the president’s State of the Union address.

 

“There has been an open invitation for him to visit, both sides are working out the dates,” one of the sources said.

 

Another source said Trump could come in the second half of February and that he may visit a second city besides the national capital Delhi.

 

The Indian foreign ministry did not have an immediate comment on the proposed visit.

 

India and the United States have built close political and security ties, but in recent years trade frictions have come to the fore. Trump has frequently named India as one of the countries with the highest tariffs in the world and withdrawn a key trade concession for that reason.

 

The two sides have been trying to work out a new and limited trade pact on lowering tariffs, but these negotiations have run into problems over broader issues of data privacy and controls over e-commerce.

 

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27 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

Trump has frequently named India as one of the countries with the highest tariffs in the world and withdrawn a key trade concession for that reason.

 

Thailand can't be any different.....what say the expats?

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Hope he and Mrs T don't dress up in some twee Indian costumes like that wussy prat Trudeau.

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2 hours ago, soalbundy said:

Why would he want to do that? <SNIP>

Ideologically aligned with Modi's right wing nationalism

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It's always good for the (now tainted) great democracies of India and the USA to build a closer alliance. But these particular  leader? Egads. Oh well. You work with what you've got.

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10 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Not the easiest place in the world to get a good cheeseburger. They may have to bring their own. Kind of a funny thought, imagining Trump eating a spicy curry. 

And we all know how he likes to make (gut decisions)lol hope he doesent get deli bellie!! Yeiks!!

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Germ-a-phobe that he is, I think he doesn't realize a few things about the place, and if brought to his attention there's a good chance he'll cancel.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, bendejo said:

Germ-a-phobe that he is, I think he doesn't realize a few things about the place, and if brought to his attention there's a good chance he'll cancel.

 

 

 

Maybe the germs will do what Congress can't or won't do

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He's right, more Trump towers can be build there.

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