India is a ‘perfect partner’: US Secy of State


India is a perfect partner and great place for the US to figure out how to grow the economies of the two countries and get win-win solutions, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said as he pushed for the further liberalisation of the Indian economy.

The Trump administration is trying to take down financial barriers and non-tariff barriers, and create open markets consistent with the central ideas that they hold here in the United States, he said.

“But we remain open to dialogue and hope our Indian friends will drop their trade barriers and trust in the competitiveness of their exporters and private-sector companies,” Pompeo said.

The US will also push for the free flow of data across borders not just to help American companies but to protect data and ensure consumer privacy, he said.

“I think that makes India a perfect partner and a great place for us to figure out how to grow our economies and get win-win solutions for both nations,” Pompeo said in his keynote address to the India Ideas Summit of the US India Business Council (USIBC) on Wednesday. (PTI)