Modi Dials Trump, Says India-U.S. Relations Have Grown From ‘Strength To Strength’
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump hold hands while leaving the Howdy Modi Community Summit in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Sept. 22, 2019. (Photographer: Scott Dalton/Bloomberg)

Modi Dials Trump, Says India-U.S. Relations Have Grown From ‘Strength To Strength’

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump and expressed his desire to continue to work with him to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said on Tuesday.

Modi conveyed his new year greetings to the U.S. president, the PMO statement read. During the conversation, the prime minister noted that India-U.S. relations, which are built on trust, mutual respect and understanding, "have grown from strength to strength", it read.

The White House too issued a readout of the phone call between Trump and Modi. “Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to exchange New Year’s greetings. The leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the United States-India strategic partnership in 2020, and they also reviewed the regional security matters.”

The prime minister highlighted the significant progress made in deepening the strategic partnership between the two countries in the previous year and expressed his desire to continue to work with Trump for enhancing cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, the PMO statement read.

President Trump wished the people of India prosperity and progress in the new year. He expressed satisfaction at the achievements in the relationship in the last few years and reiterated his readiness for further deepening bilateral cooperation, according to the PMO statement.

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