New Delhi: A day after the White House announced US President Donald Trump’s official visit to Gujarat and New Delhi, Trump has said he is looking forward to the visit which is scheduled on February 24 ad 25. “He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) is a friend of mine. He’s a great gentleman,” Trump said in response to a question.

The comment comes at a time when the United States has repeatedly expressed its interest to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and every time India asked the United States that it doesn’t need mediation.

Trump said that he spoke to Modi over the weekend and during the conversation, the prime minister told him that millions and millions of people would welcome him from the airport to the cricket stadium.

Referring to his New Hampshire rally held a day earlier, which was attended by an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people, the president said in a lighter vein that he might not feel so good with that number.

“When we have 50,000 people, I’m not going to feel so good we’ll have five to seven million people just from the airport to the new stadium. And you know it is the largest stadium in the world. (They are) building it now. It’s almost complete and it’s the largest in the world,” Trump said, as quoted by PTI.

Responding to a question on a potential trade deal with India, Trump said that he will do it, if “we can make the right deal”.

(With Agency Inputs)