Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Modi and Trump exchange hugs, announce stronger US-India ties

Modi and Trump exchange hugs, announce stronger US-India ties

Prime Minister Modi and President Trump looked forward to conclusion of contractual agreements between WestingHouse Electric Company and the Nuclear Power Corporation OF INDIA for six nuclear reactors in India and also related project financing. "I am extremely grateful to them for the respect", Prime Minister Modi said.

However, Union Information and Broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu hit back at the Opposition Congress and stated it "deliberately refuses to see" the outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States due to "sheer jealousy" and "guilt" of lost opportunities during the UPA's regime.

Noting that extensive economic and tax reforms launched in their respective countries will unlock vast economic opportunities for both countries, both leaders committed to further expanding and balancing the trade relationship and to removing obstacles to growth and jobs creation.

In response, Ivanka tweeted her gratitude to the Prime Minister saying, "Thank you, Prime Minister Modi, for inviting me to lead the USA delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this fall". This will be the first ever visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Israel.

The Israeli embassy in a statement said the visit will also include high-level bilateral meetings and other various components which reflect the fabric of the Indo-Israeli relations.

"We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism", he said. Modi termed his talks with Trump as an "important page in the history of India-US relationship".

The two leaders also launched a unique startup Portal - the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub ( IPISH) - aimed at providing information on start-up hotspots in the two countries and associated policies. Describing both countries as "global engines of growth", the prime minister said trade, commerce and investment are key areas of mutual cooperation.

"Thank you for ordering equipment from the US. On certain issues it was very detailed", he said, adding that there was a converging viewpoint of what is the problem and diagnose the problem. "No one makes military equipment like the US", he said. Both leaders also expressed concern over rising instability in Afghanistan caused by terrorism, and agreed to continue strengthening coordination for ensuring peace and stability in the war-torn country.

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