Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi issue a joint press statement

Donald Trump, PM Narendra Modi issue a joint press statement in Delhi

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday issued a joint press statement. PM Narendra Modi said that “Today we discussed every important aspect of US-India partnership, be it defense and security, energy strategic partnership, trade or people to people ties. The strengthening in defense ties between India and the US is an important aspect of our partnership.”

“We (India and USA) resolved to step up efforts to make those who support terrorism, responsible,” he added. PM Modi also said that “Our commerce ministers have had positive talks on trade. Both of us have decided that our teams should give legal shape to these trade talks. We also agreed to open negotiations on a big trade deal.”

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said that “Melania and I have been awed by the majesty of India and the exceptional generosity and kindness of Indian people. We will always remember the magnificent welcome the citizens of your home state (of PM Modi) showed us upon arrival.”

PM Modi stated that “The most important foundation of the special relationship between India and the USA is people to people contact. Professionals, students, the Indian diaspora in the USA have a major contribution to this.”

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The US President added that “Earlier today we expanded our defense cooperation with agreements for India to purchase more than US$ 3 Billion of advanced American military equipment, including Apache and MH-60 Romeo Helicopters — finest in the world. These will enhance our joint defense capabilities.”

“In our discussions, PM Modi and I affirmed our two countries’ commitment to protecting our citizens from radical Islamic terrorism. In this effort the US is also working productively with Pakistan to confront terrorists who operate on its soil,” Donald Trump said. Adding, he said that “During our visit we discussed the importance of a secure 5G wireless network and the need for this emerging technology to be a tool for freedom, progress, prosperity, not to do anything with where it could be even conceived as a conduit for suppression and censorship.”

-PTC News