From the issue of fighting terrorism to India’s growing stature as a powerhouse in South Asia, the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump was a big success and promises a positive boost to the relation between the two countries.
Citing his presidential campaign, President Trump said,“During my campaign, I pledged that if elected, India will have a true friend in the White House and that what exactly you have, a true friend”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President of United States of America (USA) Donald Trump, at White House, in Washington DC, USA on June 26, 2017.
Citing his presidential campaign, President Trump said as promised, India has a true friend in the White House. “During my campaign, I pledged that if elected, India will have a true friend in the White House and that what exactly you have, a true friend,” said Trump.
India and the US reiterated their commitment to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism.
Meeting for the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented President Trump a folio containing an original commemorative postal stamp that had been issued by India in 1965. The stamp had been issued in 1965 to mark the death centenary of President Abraham Lincoln.
To the First Lady, Melania Trump, the Prime Minister presented a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted Himachali silver bracelet, tea and honey from Kangra valley along with hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
India and US agreed to boost economic cooperation following the first ever meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.
Trump said that both India and the US have been struck by the evils of terrorism, “and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organisations and the radical ideology that drives them.”