February 26, 2020 / 5:58 AM / a month ago

Trump, Modi hope talks lead to phase one of U.S.-India trade deal - White House

Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to “promptly” conclude ongoing trade talks that they hope can lead to the first phase of a bilateral U.S.-India trade deal, the White House said.

"They (Trump and Modi) agreed to promptly conclude the ongoing negotiations, which they hope can become phase one of a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement that reflects the true ambition and full potential of the bilateral commercial relations", the White House said bit.ly/37YDP4q late on Tuesday, giving no details on what would be included in the deal.

The statement follows Trump’s visit to India on Feb. 24-25.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru

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