Indian hospitality difficult to match: US official
Bilateral trade between the two countries has reached 160 billion dollars
US top trade negotiator Katherine Tai said the understanding between the two countries on working on difficult issues is also better than before.
Washington, US President Joe Biden believes that India-US relations are essential for global peace, stability and economic resilience. This was said by Biden’s top trade negotiator, Catherine Tai. He said that both the countries are now in a better position to work on difficult issues.
US Trade Representative (USTR) Tai said at an event hosted by India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu at India House on India’s Independence Day on Monday, “President Biden believes that the relationship between our two great democracies is global. Peace is the key, is essential to stability and economic resilience.
Indian hospitality is hard to beat
Tai, who visited India last year, said that during that visit, she saw the true face of the country’s vibrant culture. “While I always avoid comparisons between our important business partners around the world, I will admit that Indian hospitality is hard to beat,” he added.
Bilateral trade reaches $160 billion
Tai said that despite their differences, India and the US face similar challenges as they enter the 21st century. “Our leaders are clearly more committed than ever to tackling those challenges together and I am happy to be a part of it,” he said.
According to top US officials, bilateral trade in goods and services is growing rapidly and will reach $160 billion in 2021. At the same time, the ability of both the countries to work on difficult issues is much better than before. Apart from this, the event was also attended by Nobel Prize winner Dr. William D. Phillips and Deputy Administrator of NASA and several members of US-India CEO Forum including Raj Subramaniam and Puneet Ranjan.
First Published: 16 August 2022, 10:34 IST