Donald Trump Calls On PM Narendra Modi Ahead of G20 Summit 2019, Says 'India Must Withdraw Increased Tariffs'
Donald Trump and Narendra Modi (Photo Credits: PTI/File)

Washington, June 27: The United States President Donald Trump on Thursday asked India to withdraw recently imposed tariffs on the US goods. Trump accused New Delhi of imposing very high tariffs on the US goods. The United States President said that he is looking forward to speaking with PM Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Japan’s Osaka. 'Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai': Mike Pompeo Uses Popular BJP Slogan To Hail PM Narendra Modi, Watch Video.

The United States President said, “I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the tariffs must be withdrawn!” Donald Trump Slams India, Says ‘50 PerCent Tariff on Harley Davidson Motorcycles Unacceptable’.

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India recently hiked custom duties on 28 US products earlier this month. The move came after Washington ended trade concessions for India on June 1. The product on which India hiked customs duties include almond, apple, pulses and walnut. These items are consumed a lot in the USA.

Trump's comments came a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s meetings with PM Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. During the meeting with Jaishanker, Pompeo defended his government's decision. He said that the US deserves greater market access. Earlier, the US also opposed the dollar five billion deal with Russia on S400 Triumf missile. Meanwhile, PM Modi who reached Japan’s Osaka to take part in the G20 Summit will meet Trump on the sidelines of the event.