New York: United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised India at the United Nations General Assembly meet at New York saying that it’s a free society which has been instrumental in lifting millions of people out of poverty. While speaking of the success stories of the world, Donald Trump said, “There is India, a free society of over a billion people, lifting people out of poverty into the middle class.”Also Read - PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Adar Poonawalla on Time Magazine's 100 ‘Most Influential People of 2021
Listing out good, “not good” places around the world, he said, “Good places: India, Saudi Arabia and Poland. Not Good places: Iran, friends of Iran, Nicaragua, Germany, China, OPEC countries, Syria, countries that don’t respect America.” Also Read - Trump Claims He Can Knock Out Joe Biden Within Seconds in Boxing Ring, Twitter Says 'Set it Up' | Watch
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Not just this, he placed Russia in the list of “places not spoken about”. Speaking more about Russia, Trump said, “We reject the interference of foreign nations in our own hemisphere and in our own affairs.”
“America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism and embrace the doctrine of patriotism around the world,” he said.
Moreover, Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he has no plans to meet Iran’s Hassan Rouhani in the UNGA meeting despite the latter’s efforts to do so. Just before the two leaders were set to speak at the UNGA, the US President tweeted: “Maybe someday in the future. I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man!”
A day before, the US President had sent love to India and regards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he exchanged pleasantries with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a high-level event on counter-narcotics at the 73rd session of UNGA.
“I love India, give my regards to my friend Prime Minister Modi,” Donald Trump told Sushma Swaraj.
The moment came when Trump was leaving the podium at the conclusion of the event and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warmly hugged Swaraj and introduced her to the president.
Swaraj was attending an event titled ‘Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem’ chaired by the US president as the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly began in New York.