July 16, 2020 / 1:51 PM / in 24 days

India, U.S. discuss possibility of free trade pact: India trade minister

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and the United States on Thursday discussed the “possibility” of a free trade pact, India’s Commerce and Industry Ministry said in a statement.

India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross exchanged views “on the ongoing India-U.S. trade discussions and appreciated the substantial progress made by both sides on most of the outstanding issues”, the statement said.

Reporting by Neha Arora; Editing by Alison Williams

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