Trump hails India visit as ‘extraordinary and productive’


US President Donald Trump (L) shakss hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on February 25, 2020. (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) shakss hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on February 25, 2020. (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)

THE US president Donald Trump on Tuesday (25) said that major focus of his discussions with prime minister Narendra Modi has been forging bilateral economic relationship that is fair and reciprocal and the two countries have made tremendous progress on a comprehensive trade agreement.

The two leaders have resolved to fight terrorism during their bilateral talks in New Delhi.

Thanking Modi and the people of India for the “exceptional generosity”, Trump said the visit has been “unforgettable, extraordinary and productive.”

“Yet another excellent meeting and talks with my friend @realDonaldTrump. Relations between India and USA are not merely ties between two governments. Ours is a friendship that is people-driven and people centric. Our nations are cooperating extensively, which is a great sign,” Modi tweeted.

“we discussed cooperation in sectors including defence, security, connectivity, energy, technology and more. We agreed to work towards further cementing people-to-people linkages between our nations.”

“India and USA will keep working together to combat drug trafficking, narco-terrorism and organised crime. Living in the era of Industry 4.0, our countries will also collaborate on furthering innovation as well as a spirit of enterprise,” Indian prime minister revealed.

Trump said that there was “focus on having comprehensive trade deal” during the bilateral talks. “We discussed 5G telecom technology, the situation in Indo-Pacific,” said the US president.

Earlier, Trump was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Modi welcomed Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The US president also received a tri-services guard of honour at the presidential palace.