India says will not "rush into" a trade deal with US

India says will not "rush into" a trade deal with US

Raveesh Kumar, spokesman for Indian Foreign Ministry, speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, India, February 27, 2019. (Reuters Photo)

India will not rush into a trade deal with the United States, an Indian foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday, days before U.S. President Donald Trump's visit.

The two sides have been trying to narrow differences over tariffs and U.S. demands for greater access to India's poultry and dairy markets.

"We do hope to reach an understanding with an outcome that strikes the right balance for both sides. These are complex negotiations. We would not like to rush into a deal," foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters.

Trump arrives in India on February 24.

 

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