Tuesday, Mar 31 2020 | Time 08:38 Hrs(IST)
image
  • South Korea reports 125 more COVID-19 cases, 9,786 in total
  • US: 1 million tested for COVID-19
  • China's GDP growth to decline to 2 3 pc in baseline scenario in 2020: World Bank
  • COVID-19 death toll in US tops 3,000: Johns Hopkins University
  • Six from Telangana inflicted with Carona die after attending a religious prayer meeting
  • Pakistani PM announces formation of volunteers' force to fight against COVID-19
  • One million people tested for COVID-19 in US
  • China calls for immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures against Syria: Envoy
  • Ukrainian parliament appoints new finance, health ministers
  • US state of Virginia orders residents to stay home amid COVID-19 spread
  • US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump
  • World Bank urges G20 to eliminate or cut import tariffs on COVID-19 products
  • Pompeo, NATO Chief discuss COVID-19 response, Afghanistan: US State Dept
  • US capital declares stay-at-home order, violators to face fines, imprisonment - Mayor
  • Finland tightens control at border with Sweden amid coronavirus pandemic
World


No trade deal during Trump India visit

No trade deal during Trump India visit

Washington, Feb 19 (UNI) India and the United States won't sign a trade deal during President Donald Trump's February 24-25 visit to New Delhi.

The President said as much on Tuesday in remarks to reporters while leaving for California.

"Well, we can have a trade deal with India, but I’m really saving the big deal for later on," Trump said when asked whether he will get a trade deal with India before the visit.

But Trump said he expected a "very big" trade deal with India.



"We’re doing a very big trade deal with India. We’ll have it. I don’t know if it’ll be done before the election, but we’ll have a very big deal with India," Trump said.

Both the countries have been in negotiation for some time to agree on a limited agreement, which could open up India to US exports of agricultural products and medical devices in return for a restoration of the preferential status of India on tariffs under the Generalized System of Preferences programme for developing countries that the US has withdrawn.

Principal Depurty Assistant Secreatry in the US State Department, Alice Wells last week said a failure to reach even what she called a “tiny phase one trade deal" ahead of the visit would be a “big setback."

The US president also said the forthcoming India visit would be "exciting".

"We’re not treated very well by India, but I happen to like Prime Minister Modi a lot. And he told me we’ll have 7 million people between the airport and the event. And the stadium, I understand, is sort of semi under construction, but it’s going to be the largest stadium in the world. So it’s going to be very exciting. But he says between the stadium and the airport, we’ll have about 7 million people. So it’s going to be very exciting. I hope you all enjoy it," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted that India is all set to accord a memorable welcome to the US president. Modi said that the visit will further cement India-US relationship as both countries are cooperating on a wide range of issues.

UNI SRJ

More News

US: 1 million tested for COVID-19

31 Mar 2020 | 8:25 AM

Washington, Mar 31 (UNI) United States President Donald Trump has said that one million people in the country have received tests for the novel coronavirus.

see more..

Japan, WHO strengthen emergency response to help vulnerable in Yemen

31 Mar 2020 | 6:44 AM

Sana'a, Mar 31 (UNI) The government of Japan and WHO has strengthened its ties to ensure more than 7 million Yemenis to have increased access to essential health care, and at the same time, ensure urgent treatment is given to patients suffering from communicable diseases.

see more..

WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services

31 Mar 2020 | 5:47 AM

Geneva, Mar 31 (UNI) The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems worldwide and the rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and health care workers has threatened to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively.

see more..

Ukrainian parliament appoints new finance, health ministers

31 Mar 2020 | 4:42 AM

Kiev, Mar 31 (UNI) Ukraine's parliament has dismissed Ihor Umansky and Ilya Yemets from the posts of ministers of finance and health, and appointed Serhiy Marchenko and Maksym Stepanov respectively, the parliament's press service announced on its official website.

see more..

US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump

31 Mar 2020 | 4:25 AM

Washington, Mar 31 (UNI) US President Donald Trump has said that the United States is sending $100 million worth of protective medical equipment to Italy as the deal with the severe outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

see more..
image