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Modi And Trump To Meet At The Upcoming G20 Summit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have agreed to meet at the G20 Summit to be held in Japan in June to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. The White House said that Trump telephoned Modi to congratulate him on the historic electoral victory in the recent general elections 2019.

Modi And Trump To Meet At The Upcoming G20 Summit
 

On Thursday, PM Modi won a second term in office after his Bharatiya Janata Party attained 303 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

"The leaders look forward to seeing one another at the G-20 Summit in Osaka, where the US, India, and Japan will hold a trilateral meeting to pursue their shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific," the White House said.

The G20 Summit is scheduled for 28 and 29 June.

The US and India have made enormous strides together which include the expansion of bilateral defence cooperation and combined military exercises, the historic civil nuclear deal, the nearly six-fold increase in US-India trade, the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative and the designation of India as a Major Defence Partner.

Speaking to reporters at the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One on his way to Japan, Trump said, "I just spoke to Prime Minister Modi and I gave him my warmest regards and congratulations."

"I just conveyed congratulations on behalf of our country, myself and everybody. He had a great election win. He is a friend of mine. We have a very good relationship with India".

The White House said that the President and Prime Minister pledged to continue to strengthen the United States-India strategic partnership, building on the achievements of the last two years.

Inputs from PTI

Story first published: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 15:57 [IST]
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