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Daughter Ivanka & Son-In-Law To Accompany

New Delhi: American President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and a galaxy of prime US officers might be a part of the high-level delegation accompanying him throughout his go to to India on February 24 and 25, official sources mentioned on Friday.

The US has already introduced that First Girl Melania Trump might be a part of the delegation.

The opposite prime officers who will accompany the US president are Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Nationwide Safety Advisor Robert O’Brien and Vitality Secretary Dan Broulliette, the sources mentioned.

Trump will arrive in Ahmedabad on February 24 for his lower than 36-hour journey to India. From Ahmedabad, he’ll journey to Agra earlier than arriving on the nationwide capital for the primary leg of the go to.

The US has confirmed that Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior advisor, might be a part of the US president’s delegation, official sources mentioned.

Ivanka visited India in November 2017 to attend the International Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. She attended the summit on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This might be Trump’s first go to to India.

In Ahmedabad, he’ll deal with the ‘Namaste Trump’ occasion collectively with Modi on the newly constructed Motera cricket stadium.

After the occasion, the Trump household will journey to Agra the place they are going to spend about an hour on the Taj Mahal earlier than sundown. They’ll then go away for Delhi.

On the morning of February 25, Trump and the First Girl might be accorded a ceremonial welcome on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

From there, they are going to go to Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat.

This might be adopted by restricted and delegation-level talks between Trump and Modi at Hyderabad Home.

Boosting counter-terror cooperation, deepening engagement within the Indo-Pacific area, augmenting defence and commerce ties and India’s considerations over H1B visas are anticipated to determine prominently within the talks between Trump and Modi on February 25.

The 2 nations are taking a look at signing about 5 pacts offering for cooperation within the areas of mental property rights, commerce facilitation and homeland safety through the go to, the Exterior Affairs Ministry mentioned on Thursday.

The 2 sides are additionally anticipated to seal a few defence offers, together with India procuring 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters at a price of USD 2.6 billion and 6 AH-64E Apache helicopters for USD 800 million from the US.

Although there have been intense negotiations between their commerce officers, the 2 nations couldn’t resolve all of the sticky points in the best way of finalising a mega commerce deal through the go to.

India on Thursday mentioned it doesn’t need to create “artificial deadlines” for firming up the deal and hoped to succeed in an understanding with an consequence that strikes the fitting steadiness for each side.

“We do not want to rush into a deal as the issues involved are complicated with many decisions potentially having real impact on people’s lives and long-term economic consequences. We do not want to create artificial deadlines,” mentioned Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.

(PTI)

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