In US, PM Narendra Modi to ‘take forward diverse partnership’

“India’s partnership with the US is multi-layered and diverse, supported by not just governments but all the stakeholders on both sides. I look forward to building a forward looking vision for our partnership with the new Administration under President Trump,” Modi said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2017 12:43 am
Narendra Modi, Modi in US, Donald Trump, Modi US visit Narendra Modi will be in the US from June 24 to 26 (File Photo)

On his way to the United States for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was looking forward to further consolidate the wide-ranging bilateral partnership between the two countries.

Modi’s visit to the US comes less than a month after Trump pulled his country out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, citing, among other things, unfair advantages that the agreement apparently offered to India. Trump had also claimed, incorrectly, that India had made its participation in Paris Agreement contingent on receiving “billions and billions and billions” of dollars of foreign aid.

In his pre-visit remarks, posted on his Facebook page, Modi said India’s relations with the US were “multi-layered and diverse”. He avoided any mention of climate change in the upcoming discussions.

“President Trump and I have spoken on telephone prior to this (the visit). Our conversations have touched upon our common intent to take forward our productive all-round engagement for the mutual benefit of our people. I look forward to this opportunity to have an in-depth exchange of views on further consolidating the robust and wide-ranging partnership between India and the United States,” Modi said.

“India’s partnership with the United States is multi-layered and diverse, supported by not just governments but all the stakeholders on both sides. I look forward to building a forward looking vision for our partnership with the new Administration in the United States under President Trump,” he said.

Modi will be in the US from June 24 to 26 during which he will meet Trump, his cabinet colleagues, and CEOs of some American companies. He will also interact with the Indian population in the US.

From the US, Modi is slated to travel to the Netherlands, where he is supposed to meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and call on King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Modi said his discussions with Rutte would include matters of global importance like climate change and counter-terrorism.

“Economic relations form the core of our bilateral relations. The Netherlands is our sixth largest trading partner in the EU and the fifth largest investment partner globally. The Dutch expertise in areas such as water and waste management, agriculture and food processing, renewable energy and ports and shipping, matches with our development needs. Indo-Dutch economic engagement is a win-win proposition. I will discuss with PM Rutte as to how the two sides should work to further harness the synergies. I will also be meeting with CEOs of major Dutch companies and will encourage them to join the Indian growth story,” Modi said.

Before landing in the US, Modi is scheduled to make a brief stopover in Portugal on Saturday.

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      Anand Prakash
      Jun 24, 2017 at 10:56 am
      Appreciable objectives, but does Modi have it in him to achieve them. So far he has been a disaster - the turmoil within the country, the loss of confidence among our long time overseas partners. His social media skills may have catapulted him into the PM's chair but that does not work with foreign governments. Oh, I forgot, he has the 'Gujarat Model' (whatever it means) to trumpet about.
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        Bitter.Butter
        Jun 24, 2017 at 7:06 am
        US should not forget these truths: Indian defense establishments and security agencies are dominated by brahmins. 99 percent of these Brahmins are life long loyals to Russia for Russia still takes care of them and their descendents and relatives. Facts: Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of ISRO during the first Moon mission that had the NASA probe to detect water in Moon, after hacking the signals from the probe immediately Called a press conference to maleficiently claim that ISRO HAS DISCOVERED WATER IN MOON. Such is the filth even in a guy who is Chairman of an Indian space agency. The same guy was involved in a humongous scam running into billions of dollars. Similarly Indian security agencies is full of such people who would not think twice to betray India or its population. Think, risk analyze and act!
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          bitterhoney
          Jun 24, 2017 at 5:48 am
          Modi should put his three year report card before Trump. His achievements during three years of his governance. Since he became PM he never talked to media or addressed any press conference, it is hoped that he will not disappoint foreign media persons.
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            MyTake
            Jun 24, 2017 at 1:17 am
            Aspirations of real democracy has no alternative but to work together, enrich each other and work for the benefit of each other. Yes, it will take little bit of time for India to subscribe to this notion as India was ham strung in the past and it has to fully recover from that ham strung fever. Indian bureaucracy, Hinglish media, Bollywood is still not recovered 100 from the effect and consequences of that ham strung situation.
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                aryan.11@mail.cc
                Jun 24, 2017 at 6:52 am
                For U.S. hic mad Pilosi maker and supporting family, the above comment has no meaning in India. Trully yours, Rajiv.
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