Washington, June 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United States President Donald Trump met on Tuesday and discussed many outstanding issues. They had a one-on-one interaction and then led the delegation level talks before issuing a joint statement. Both the sides stressed on eradicating terrorism which is threatening internal security of both the countries. Both India and the United States talked about enhancing trade, defense, and technological partnership.
While President Donald Trump praised India’s high economic growth, PM Modi called India and US global engines of growth. While Trump said that India and US will together end Islamic terrorism, Modi said that fighting terrorism was their top priority. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on increasing exchange of intelligence between the two countries to combat terrorism. President Donald Trump announced Naval exercises between India, Japan, and the United States. Trump and Modi also discussed terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.
Donald Trump speaks–
- Relationship between India has never been stronger, never been better.
- I and PM Modi are world leaders on social media.
- I salute you, PM Modi, and Indian people for what you are achieving.
- You have a big vision for infrastructural development and you are fighting corruption in governance.
- I look forward to working with you to create jobs.
- Security partnership is very important. We are both committed to destroying terrorist organisation. We will together destroy Islamic terrorism. (Also read: Watch what PM Modi said in opening statement before meeting Donald Trump)
PM Modi speaks–
- Our talks will be a very important page in the history of India-US relations.
- Both India and US are the global engine of growth.
- Fighting terrorism is mine and President Trump’s top priority.
- Today, I and President Trump have touched upon all aspects of India-US partnership.
- A strong America is in India’s interests.
- We will bolster our digital partnership.
- We had talks on terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation.
- We will increase intelligence-sharing.
- Terror incidents in Afghanistan is a matter of concern.
- We commend US efforts to make India’s defense stronger.
- President Trump, I thank you for the friendship you extend to me and the people of India.
- Trade, commerce and investment are key areas. Technology, innovation and knowledge economy are also areas were are actively looking at
- We agreed to work closely on boosting maritime trade and cooperation (Also read: Donald, Melania Trump welcome PM Modi to White House with a handshake and smiles)
After the statement, PM Narendra Modi will attend a short photo-op with the media which will then be followed by a working dinner at the White House with Donald Trump, the first of its kind under this administration.
On the first day, the PM held a roundtable with 21 top executives of US-based companies and suggested that they should invest in India. The US-based CEOs include Google’s Sundar Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook and Mastercard’s Ajay Banga.