US president Donald Trump spoke to PM Narendra Modi Last night and invited him to visit the US. Modi later tweeted to say that their conversation was warm and that he also urged the US president to Visit India.
“Had a warm conversation with President Donald Trump late last evening. President Trump and I agreed to work closely in the coming days to further strengthen our bilateral ties. Have also invited President Trump to visit India,” the PM tweeted this morning.
The White House said in a readout of the call, “President Trump emphasized that the US considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world”. The White House added, “President Trump looked forward to hosting Prime Minister Modi in the United States later this year.”
PM Modi is the fifth world leader that President Trump has called after taking office four days ago. The phone call took place around 11.30 pm (IST).
The two leaders discussed the opportunities to strengthen the partnership in broad areas such as economy and defense. They also discussed security in the region of South and Central Asia and resolved to stand shoulder to shoulder in the global fight against terrorism.