Trump to sign long-term contracts to export energy to India

President Trump is looking to sign a major new natural gas export agreement with India this week as part of his discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“We are also looking to export more American energy to India as your economy grows, including major long-term contracts to purchase American natural gas,” Trump said from the White House on Monday.

He said the agreement is “right now being negotiated, and we will sign them.” Trump added that the U.S. is “trying to get the price up a little bit.”

Trump welcomed Modi to the White House Monday for an official state visit for the first day of talks between the two nations. His comments during a joint news conference will be followed by a dinner Trump will host at the White House for the prime minister and his delegation.

The energy export discussions with Modi came after the White House kicked off “Energy Week,” which is meant to highlight the importance of energy exports in enacting Trump’s America First energy plan.

Trump is expected to highlight the role of U.S. natural gas exports for security in Europe when he visits Poland July 5-6, said a White House spokesperson.

U.S. natural gas exports began arriving in Poland on June 8.

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