Trump Says India ‘A True Friend,’ Looks Forward To Hosting Modi

During a call with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump emphasized that the United States considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world.

According to the White House, the two leaders held a telephone call on Tuesday, in which they discussed opportunities to strengthen the partnership between the US and India in broad areas such as the economy and defense.

The White House did not say who initiated the call.

The two leaders also discussed security in the region of South and Central Asia, the White House said, adding that President Trump and Prime Minister Modi resolved that the United States and India stand shoulder to shoulder in the global fight against terrorism.

President Trump said he looked forward to hosting Prime Minister Modi in the United States later this year, the White House added.

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