New Delhi (Sputnik): Amid rising discrepancy over bilateral trade issues, India and the United States have agreed to hold senior-level talks soon to address bilateral trade and economic irritants. This decision was taken after a series of meetings between India's Minister of Commerce Suresh Prabhu and his American counterpart Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer during the former's visit to Washington from June 10 to 12.
Thanking minister @sureshpprabhu at @USIBC reception after 2 days of bilateral meetings between minister and the US administration. Congratulate him for reaching out at a time when world is locking horns on TRADE. @ficci_india pic.twitter.com/UyYo7WYzUz— Ridhika Batra (@batraRidhika) June 13, 2018
"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. In this context, it was agreed 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," the Indian commerce ministry said in a statement.
Ahead of Prabhu's visit to Washington, Donald Trump had accused New Delhi of charging a 100% tariff on some of the US' goods.
Indian IT professionals have also been feeling threatened over the decision made by the Trump administration to revoke the H4 spouse visas of H1B visa holders, which, if revoked, would impact thousands of Indian couples working in the US.