India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by US President Donald Trump via a telephone call to visit the U.S. later on this year.
Washington reported that it considers India a true friend as they jointly come together to deal with global challenges.
The two head of states also discussed on ways India and US relationship could be strengthened more so in defense and economy.
The telephone conversation happened at 11:30 pm IST, equivalent to 1 pm in Washington, reports BBC.
Later on, PM Narendra Modi tweeted about it saying that he had a warm conversation with Donald Trump.
First to congratulate Trump
The Indian Prime Minister is attributed for having been among the first world leaders to congratulate President Trump in his November elections victory as well as last week’s inauguration. He said that he looked forward to closely working with President Trump and strengthen India-US ties.
The White House stated that it was eager to host Mr Modi later this year.
It added that the US and India would stand shoulder to shoulder in fighting terrorism.
Despite his “Buy American, Hire American” policy, Mr Trump wooed Indian-American voters and was largely positive about India throughout the campaign period.
The US President expressed great confidence the role India plays in U.S. He praised “Generations of Indian and Hindu Americans” for having strengthened America…“your values of hard work, education and enterprise have truly enriched our nation,” he said.
More than half of India’s IT exports find market in the US, accounting for 108 billion. On a yearly basis, Indians find their way to work in the US under H-1B visas. However, Donald Trump has constantly spoken against H-1B visas that permit American companies outsource for cheap and skilled labor from other countries.
But it seems Mr Trump and Mr Modi are set to enjoy one warm friendship.