WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is joining a Texas welcome party to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting the United States amid trade tensions among the Allies.
Tens of thousands of Native Americans were expected at a Houston rally – "Howdy Modi!" – on Sunday.
Trump planned to stop later in Ohio for an event with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, fresh from a state dinner on Friday at the White House in an Australian-owned factory. Trump should finish his day in New York as he prepares for events next week at the UN General Assembly, where Modi will also deliver a speech.
India and the United States have been talking for months to try to resolve business issues. In June, the Trump administration accused India of imposing a wide range of trade barriers, and the US closed preferential trade agreements with India. In return, India charged higher import duties on US products.
When Trump and Modi meet at the United Nations later this week, they will also discuss the situation in Kashmir. The New Delhi government withdrew semi-autonomy from the Himalayan region and launched a crackdown on security last month.
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