The meeting came a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held their talks to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the strategically important Indo-Pacific region free, open and inclusive.
The cooperation between India and US can rise beyond bilateral cooperation and both countries can work for the future of Asia and the world…We are moving ahead together on many issues, Modi said.
The US has been pitching for greater Indo-US cooperation in the strategically key Indo-Pacific region where China has been ramping up its military presence.
Wherever President Trump has gone and wherever he got an opportunity to talk about India, he spoke very highly about India. He expressed optimism about India and I am assuring that the expectation the world has, the expectation the US has, India has been trying to live up to that expectation and will continue to do it, said Modi.
Trump on his part described Modi as a friend.
Its great to have Prime Minister Modi here. Weve had him at the White House, and hes become a friend of ours and a great gentleman doing a fantastic job in bringing around lots of factions in India bringing them all together, Trump said according to the transcript released by the White House.
Its a lot of good reports coming out of India. So I want to congratulate you, he told Modi.
The two leaders are understood to have discussed the security scenario in the region besides several other issues of mutual interests, including ways to further boost bilateral trade. PTI
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