India and the United States have agreed to build up the bilateral trade and investment relationship and resolve pending legacy issues through mutual dialogue and discussion, the government said on 19th March 2021. Piyush Goyal, Commerce and Industry Minister had a "very productive discussion" with the United States Trade Representative United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, over a video call on March 25, 2021.
Goyal congratulated Tai on her appointment as United States Trade Representative.
"They discussed a range of issues and agreed to build up the India- United States trade and investment relationship.
"The conversation included consolidating economic partnership between like-minded democracies upholding the principles of openness, transparency and fair trade," Piyush Goyal said.
The statement said both agreed to further India- United States economic cooperation on the basis of shared objectives and resolve pending legacy issues through mutual dialogue and discussion.
"They also agreed to build up the India- United States Trade Policy Forum and to convene the next ministerial level meeting of the forum in this year itself," the ministry stated.