Trump, Modi Exchange Hugs During Rose Garden Statements


"India and the United States will always be tied together in friendship and respect", he said. There the two leaders made statements about their summit. "In coming years, Indian companies will import energy in excess of $40 billion from the U.S., and more than 200 American-made aircraft will join the private Indian aviation fleet".

Trump said both countries have been struck by the "evils of terrorism", and are determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them. "India has four decades' experience in fighting terrorism, and we share the USA administration's determination to defeat this scourge".

Both Trump and Modi have tried to boost domestic manufacturing in their own country.

"Both India and the USA have an overriding interest in securing our societies, and the world, from the forces of terrorism, radical ideologies and nontraditional security threats".

On his part, Rutte said that the Netherlands and India are together in many years, including in areas of trade, water management, agriculture, logistics, innovation and science.

The designation of Syed Salahuddin (also known as Mohammed Yusuf Shah) as a global terrorist marks a diplomatic victory for India which has been battling a decades-long insurgency by separatist groups in Kashmir, a Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan and claimed in full by both.

India's foreign ministry hailed the move. Surprisingly, Narendra Modi is the first leader to be invited to the White House, had a one-on-one interaction with the President, the due also held a joint conference for the media post interaction, which somehow appeared to leave some positive impacts in the angles of people's favor.

President Donald Trump meets for the first time Monday with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and personal chemistry as much as policy could determine the direction of future relations.

The comments came as Modi came to Washington looking to revitalize a relationship that had flagged as Trump looked to build a strong relationship with India's rival, China. The State Department on Monday approved the $365 million sale of a C-17 military transport aircraft to India.

The United States also has offered to sell a naval variant of the Predator drone made by USA defense contractor General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the White House said in a statement, a deal that would be worth more than $2 billion.

Trump, who is known for his prolific and at times controversial tweets, and Modi are widely followed on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Ahead of the Modi-Trump meeting, Beijing also urged New Delhi and Washington to play a "constructive role" and try to resolve the disputes.

He also thanked Rutte for the Netherlands' support to India's membership in the Missile Technology Control Regime past year. It is important that barriers be removed to the export of USA goods into your markets, and that we reduce our trade deficit with your country.

But Trump also lauded Modi's economic stewardship, and the praise was mutual.

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka had accepted the invitation to visit India and lead the United States delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit next autumn.

"I'm sure that under your leadership our mutually beneficial strategic partnership will gain new strength. and that your vast and successful experience in the business world will lend an aggressive and bold agenda to our relations".