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PM conveys concerns over protectionism to Hillary

PM conveys concerns over protectionism to Hillary
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Jul 20 2009. 07 11 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jul 20 2009. 07 11 PM IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday conveyed to US secretary of state Hillary Clinton the concerns in India over growing protectionism in the US.
Singh raised the issue and pointed out that the Indian business community was concerned over the growing protectionism in the US when Clinton met him here, PMO sources said.
Clinton insisted that the US did not have protectionist policies, the sources said.
India has been worried over protectionism in the US that has been increasing in view of the economic crisis, affecting industry in this country.
New Delhi has been emphasizing that the developed nations should not take recourse to protectionism as it would deepen the crisis, especially in the developing countries.
During the meeting, which was followed by lunch hosted by the Prime Minister in honour of the visiting dignitary, the two sides reviewed the bilateral relations that spans across a wide range of sectors.
Clinton said the US wanted India to play an active role in regional and global forum.
She also reiterated President Barack Obama’s invitation to the Prime Minister to visit the US, the sources said.
Clinton also met Leader of the Opposition L K Advani.
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First Published: Mon, Jul 20 2009. 07 11 PM IST