The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reduce tension with India as the two countries grapple with issues.
He promised a renewed focus on negotiating better ties.
The trade disputes have led to higher tariffs by the two countries.
Pompeo said at a press conference, progress on trade would be announced at the meeting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump at a Group of 20 (G20) summit.
He said, the two nations are friends, can help each other and the differences were expressed in the spirit of friendship.
India slapped higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. products.