US President Donald Trump describes PM Modi as a ‘true friend’, says looking forward to his visit

During the visit, Modi is expected to discuss India's key concerns which include the US government's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord and reviewing the H1B visa program, under which thousands of skilled Indian workers go to the US.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 25, 2017 2:00 am
pm narendra modi, donald trump, us-india, modi-trump, modi's first visit to us, india news, world news, indian express PM Modi has left for the US for his first meeting with President Trump after concluding his brief visit to Portugal.

US President Donald Trump on Sunday described Narendra Modi as “a true friend” and said he was looking forward to discuss important strategic issues with the Indian Prime Minister. “Look forward to welcoming India’s PM Modi to on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!,” Trump tweeted ahead of PM Modi’s visit to the US.

PM Modi has left for the US for his first meeting with President Trump after concluding his brief visit to Portugal during which the two nations signed 11 agreements. In the US, the prime minister will attend a community reception tomorrow and hold talks with Trump on Monday.

Ahead of his US visit, PM Modi had said he looked forward to the opportunity of having an in-depth exchange of views. “My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world,” he had tweeted.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Modi said his two-day visit to Washington was at the invitation of Trump. “President Trump and I have spoken on telephone prior to this. 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,” he had 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,” Modi had said.

Apart from official meetings with President Trump and his cabinet colleagues, PM Modi will be meeting some prominent American CEOs.

During the visit, Modi is expected to discuss India’s key concerns which include the US government’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord and reviewing the H1B visa program, under which thousands of skilled Indian workers go to the US.

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    Mahendra Yadav
    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:05 pm
    in modern history in the world no person has dared to do what our Hindu Hridaya Samrat Modi Jee has done 15 years ago, every non sunnie,non muslim should be proud of him
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      MyTake
      Jun 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm
      If not coming together of democracies than what else? What ideologies? Great minds need to come together to meet the challenges the world is facing.
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        tarsame singh
        Jun 25, 2017 at 2:39 pm
        Trump and Modi are twin brothers who were separated about 68 years back in Kumbh Ka Mela at Ujain. both have many similarity,
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        Proud Bhakt
        Jun 25, 2017 at 12:10 pm
        Jai Shri Modiji , Jai Shri Trump . donald trump is the Narendra Modi of USA. They have the same level of Intelligence , vision , knowledge , dynamism and courage . Just like India , Acche Din for USA has arrived .
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          harsh
          Jun 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm
          please atleast dont compare modi to a fool like trump ,,, i am no fan of modiji or bjp but atleast dont compare our PM to a graabing pervert ,,, and as far as knowledge is concernes have you even heard any of his speeches ,,, its unfortunate that after obama usa elected trump ,,, modi and obama friendship was a good one but this trump guy is just a fool ,,, i am quite sure that in this visit trump will say or do something nasty ,, he has always done something improper in every of his foreign visits ,,,
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          Sam
          Jun 25, 2017 at 10:40 am
          we cant give our jobs to indians h1b visas/ we have to look after our citizens first/
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            RANA
            Jun 25, 2017 at 10:14 am
            Trumps welcomes the pm of worlds yuugeeest democracy, a great democracy
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              rajveer bhi
              Jun 25, 2017 at 10:13 am
              good show
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                Ruru Koshy
                Jun 25, 2017 at 9:04 am
                Jesus ing Christ... ഈനാംപേച്ചിക്ക് മരപ്പട്ടി കൂട്ട്...
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                  Kishor Bhatt
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 8:32 am
                  Off course, it is a mutual need to overcome the mean nations like China and pakistan. They must unite.
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