Trump hints at announcement at PM rally
President Donald Trump has said that he may make an announcement at the mega “Howdy Modi event in Houston on Sunday when he would join PM Narendra Modi in addressing the 50,000-strong Indian diaspora. The White House on Monday announced that Trump would join Modi at the Houston rally on September 22 as a “special gesture” by the US President to underscore the special bond between the two countries. “Could be. I have a very good relationship with PM Modi,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday while responding to a question if there would be any announcement when he goes to Houston for the rally. Trump did not elaborate.
44 US lawmakers urging the Trump administration to reinstate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the GSP programme as part of the potential trade deal. Gokhale said it was up to the US government to take a decision on the issue and that the trade deal had to be “mutually balanced’’.
The US had terminated India’s designation as a bene
ficiary developing nation under the GSP on June 5.
“It has always been India’s position that GSP is a unilateral decision given by countries to other countries based on certain criteria. We are a developing country, we meet those criteria. I do not recall our ever stating, we are not interested in GSP. To my recollection, the US unilaterally withdrew that conces