US, India should reduce trade barriers: US Senator

Last Updated: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 20:15

Mumbai: US Senator George LeMieux today said
India and the US must encourage trade and work towards
reducing the barriers be it taxes and regulations.

"We must encourage both importers and exporters in India
and the US. We must find ways to reduce barriers with regards
to trade whether they are taxes or regulations," LeMieux told
reporters here during his visit to Anjumam-I-Islam Girls
School here.

More and more opportunities must be created for people in
India to trade with the US, he said, adding, "India is an
important trading partner of my country and for my state
Florida as well.

Asked if the US was looking for reconciling relations
with Muslims outside America, LeMieux said, "We welcome
Muslims. Majority of Muslim people are peaceful and that minor
group of people are radical extremists. We have a great Muslim
community in our country and our relations with them are not
hampered."

On his visit to the girls’ school, the Senator said, he
was impressed with the Indian education system as students are
learning four different languages.

"The children are smart and talented. They have
willingness to learn. I will take with me a good impression of
the education system here," LeMieux said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 20:15
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