1. US President Donald Trump to speak with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight

US President Donald Trump to speak with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight

US President Donald Trump will speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight over phone, the has White House said.

By: | Washington | Updated: January 24, 2017 3:42 PM
US president Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with PM Narendra Modi over phone at 1 PM Washington DC time, which is 11:30 PM IST. US president Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with PM Narendra Modi over phone at 1 PM Washington DC time, which is 11:30 PM IST.

US President Donald Trump will speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight over phone, the has White House said. “The President speaks with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi,” the White House said as it released Trump’s schedule for today. After Trump surprised the world with his historic victory in the November 8 general elections, Modi was among the first five world leaders to have congratulated Trump. Speaking to Trump following his electoral victory, Modi said that the two nations would continue to build on the “bedrock of strong Indo-US ties”.

“PM conveyed his best wishes & the two leaders looked forward to working closely to take the #IndiaUS strategic partnership to a new height. “Continuing to build on the bedrock of strong Indo-US relations. PM spoke just now to @realDonaldTrump to congratulate him on his election,” Vikas Swarup, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman, said on twitter.

Trump is scheduled to speak with Modi over phone at 1 PM Washington DC time, which is 11:30 PM IST. With this Modi, would be the fifth foreign leader Trump would have spoken with over phone after being sworn-in as the US President on January 20. On January 21, Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican Premier Pena Nieto. On Sunday, Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and yesterday he had a telephonic conversation with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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PM Modi on January 20, tweeted congratulating President Trump. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States during a historic transfer of power. “Congratulations Donald Trump on assuming office as US President. Best wishes in leading USA to greater achievements in the coming years,” PM Modi tweeted. Looking forward to working with President Trump to further deepen India-US ties and realise the full potential of our cooperation, he said in another tweet.

During his gruelling election campaign, India is among the few countries in addition to Israel with whom Trump spoke of strengthening ties if elected to power. At a charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition for the Kashmiri Pandit terror victims and the Bangladeshi Hindu victims in Edison on October 15, Trump, as the then Republican presidential nominee, had praised India’s fast growth rate and Modi’s bureaucratic and economic reforms. “Under a Trump Administration, we are going to become even better friends, in fact I would take the term better out and we would be best friend,” Trump had told a cheering crowd of Indian-Americans in Edison, New Jersey.

“We are going to have a phenomenal future together,” Trump had said and praised Modi for taking India on fast track growth with series of economic reforms and reforming the bureaucracy, which he said is required in the US too.

“I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi,” he had said, adding that the Indian leader is very energetic.

“India is key and a key strategic ally,” he had said.

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