Vice President Mike Pence is set to deliver an address at the 42nd annual summit of the U.S.-India Business Council on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. EST.
The speech comes one day after joint remarks in the White House Rose Garden made by President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At the press event, Trump sounded a hopeful note about relations between the two nations.
“We agree on most things and I would say by the end of the day we’ll agree on everything,” Trump said.
Prime Minister Modi likewise expressed positivity about U.S.-Indian relations during his remarks.
“I am sure that converge between my vision for new India and President Trump’s for making America great again will add new dimensions to our cooperation,” Modi said. “I am very clear about the fact that India’s interests lie in as strong and prosperous and successful America in the same way that India’s development and its growing role at the international level are in the U.S.’s interest.”
But for the note of harmony struck on Monday, Pence’s Tuesday address comes just one week after the Vice President claimed that India (along with China) was getting a “free pass” on the Paris Climate accord, an agreement from which the U.S. recently announced its withdrawal.
“You know, one independent study found that the Paris Accord would have actually cost the U.S. economy more than 6.5 million manufacturing jobs in the next 25 years while giving countries like China and India virtually a free pass,” Pence said.
Watch above, via the White House
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