New Delhi: As both India and US grappled with the Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday telephoned US President Donald Trump. Taking to microblogging website Twitter, PM Modi said that they “agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight the deadly COVID-19”. Also Read - 'Aao, Phir se Diya Jalaein', PM Modi Shares Vajpayee's Iconic Poem Day After '9-Minute Blackout' Call
“Had an extensive telephone conversation with President @realDonaldTrump. We had a good discussion, and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19,” PM Modi said. Also Read - COVID-19: Modi Speaks to Donald Trump And Spanish PM, Discusses Covid-19 Pandemic
The discussion comes at a time when both countries are in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US has so far confirmed 278,458 cases of COVID-19 and more than 7,100 deaths. India has 3,072 coronavirus cases and has reported 75 deaths.