Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

by Ben Pena June 28, 2017, 1:51

"President Trump and Prime Minister Modi pledged to deepen defence and security cooperation, building on the United States' recognition of India as a Major Defence Partner".

"The top priority for both President Trump and I is to protect our societies from global challenges like terrorism, and our aim is to strengthen India and the United States, the two great democracies of the world", Modi said alongside Trump.

Modi said there was no reason for the U.S. and India to be rivals, stressing that both he and Trump shared a joint desire to increase productivity, growth and job creation.

He also invited Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, to lead the USA delegation for the Global Innovation Summit this fall.

The Prime Minister, who has also invited the President and his family to India, said that Ivanka Trump has accepted the invitation.

Mr Trump welcomed Mr Modi to the White House for their first in-person meeting and both sought to convey warm relations between the two global powers.

"I am thrilled to salute you, Prime Minister Modi, and the Indian people for all you are accomplishing together".

Meanwhile, Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's "Make in India" platform is protectionist and complain about the USA regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and rules on fruit exports to the United States. "We will crush radical Islamic psychological oppression". "We have had a lot of discussions already", adding, "the relations between the USA and India are very strong and powerful". And I hope that you will give me the opportunity to welcome you and host you in India. Our bilateral relations are very strong", he said, adding, "Netherlands is a natural partner in the economic development of India.

During their joint statement, Trump repeatedly thanked Modi for visiting the United States and the White House, saying he enjoyed their "very productive conversation".

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"This visit of mine to Netherlands was decided at a very short notice and yet I have to put in the record that the way visit has been organized not only would you agree to accommodating this visit at a short notice but in a very short period of time a very substantive programme has been setup and it is very result oriented program", he said.

On Facebook, Modi has the lead over Trump, who has 23.6 million followers while the Indian leader has 41.8 million followers.

NEW DELHI (AP) - President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger.

In this regard, Naidu said, the prime ministers visit was a "success" which was reflected in the joint media briefing by the two leaders.

During their first conversation on the phone on January 24, Trump had assured Modi of continued support on fighting terrorism.

The United States also has offered to sell a naval variant of the Predator drone made by U.S. defense contractor General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the White House said in a statement, a deal that would be worth more than $2 billion. U.S. President Donald Trump should have been ready for a bear hug fr. We held talks on a wide range of issues pertaining to the India-U.S. relations.

Modi meanwhile, described his White House visit as being "filled with friendliness" from the "opening tweet to the end of our talks".

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