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India-US to work together to strengthen bilateral ties: PM Narendra Modi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 January 2017, 11:06 IST

After having a telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 January said that India and the United States have agreed to work closely to strengthen the bilateral ties between the countries. He has also invited President Donald Trump to visit India.

Prime Minister Modi took to his Twitter and said, "Had a warm conversation with President @realDonaldTrump late last evening. President @realDonaldTrump and I agreed to work closely in the coming days to further strengthen our bilateral ties."

"Have also invited President Trump to visit India," he added.

U.S. President Donald Trump also invited PM Modi during the telephonic conversation and said that he is looking forward to host him (PM Modi), later this year in Washington.

According to a statement from the White House, President Trump emphasized that the US considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world.

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi resolved that the U.S. and India will stand together in the global fight against terrorism.

Both the leaders discussed opportunities to strengthen the partnership between the two nations in broad areas such as economy and defence.

It was the first conversation between the two sides after Trump took over the office as the new President of the Uniter States.

Earlier, they spoke in November, just after Trump's election win.

Prime Minister Modi is the fifth foreign leader to hold talks with Trump, after he was sworn in as the 45th U.S. President, on Friday.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 25 January 2017, 11:06 IST