President Trump’s First Ever Phone Call To PM Modi: “The US Considers India A True Friend And Partner”
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President Trump’s First Ever Phone Call To PM Modi: “The US Considers India A True Friend And Partner”

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In a warm conversation over phones, the US President Donald trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on last night discussed the security situation in South and Central Asia. They determined to work together for defence and security. The two leaders resolved that they will “stand shoulder to shoulder” to fight global terrorism. Trump said the US considered India a “true friend and partner”.

The White House said, “President Trump emphasised that the United States considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world.”

Trump has invited Modi to US later this year. Also, Modi in his tweet said he too has invited President Trump to India.

Modi is the fifth world leader whom Trump has called after being sworn-in as the US President on January 20. The phone call came around 11:30 pm which is 1 pm in Washington.

The two leaders talked about opportunities to strengthen the two country’s partnership in economy and defence. The new US President said, they “agreed to work closely in the coming days to further strengthen our bilateral ties”.

Modi tweeted, “Had a warm conversation with President @realDonaldTrump late last evening”. “Have also invited President Trump to visit India.”

PM Modi was the first who congratulated Trump after his shocking November election win. He said he appreciated his friendship with India.

During his campaign, Trump praised Modi as a “great leader” and when he attended a rally organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) he sought a kinship of ideas with Modi as a “pro-growth leader”.

Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” policy and plans to crack down on the temporary professional visas known as H1-B visas caused tension in the Indian IT Industry. But the new President has been positive about India.

He mentioned that India is the only other nation besides Israel with whom he wanted to strengthen ties.

Trump is so impressed with Modi that during his election campaign he borrowed Modi’s 2014 campaign phase – “Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkaar”.

Before calling Modi, Trump on January 21 spoke with British PM Theresa May, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. On January 22, he spoke with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and yesterday with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Suchismita Biswas
Suchismita Biswas
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