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Modi-Trump joint press statement, 10 points

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 February 2020, 14:52 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stated that the ties between the United States and India are not just government to government but are people centric and people to people. In a joint press statement with US President Donald Trump, PM Modi stated, yesterday, President Trump received a historic welcome in Motara that will be remembered for times to come.

US President said that he is ‘optimistic of a trade deal’ with India. Earlier, Donald Trump received a ceremonial welcome ahead of the talks with PM Modi.

Here’s a glimpse at 10 points:

1) "PM Modi and I agree and are working together for a free and balanced Indo-Pacific region and a comprehensive trade deal. We also discussed defence in detail and have agreed on a comprehensive defence deal. The deal would include procurement of 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters by India. Another contract to acquire six AH-64E Apache helicopters..." President Trump said.

2) "The last two days, especially yesterday at the stadium, it was a great honour for me. People were there maybe more for you (PM Narendra Modi) than for me... Every time I mentioned you, they cheered more. People love you here," President Trump said.

3) US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump were received at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in a ceremonial welcome. Form there they proceeded towards Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial.

4) Donald Trump will later hold restricted and then delegation level bilateral talks with PM Modi at the Hyderabad House. The US and India will sign agreements and then both leaders will make a joint statement.

5) Deal worth $3 billion for the supply of choppers for the Indian Army and Navy has been signed. Thump had teased the deal while making an address at the Namaste Trump event.

6) "I am pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over $3 billion, in the absolute finest state-of-the-art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces," the US President had said. The two nations also signed agreements on homeland security and healthcare.

7) First Lady Melania Trump visited a Delhi government school to witness a ‘Happiness Class’

8) In the evening, the US President will go to Rashtrapati Bhawan for a state banquet, where lamb biryani, Raan Aalishaan, Salmon fish tikka and Lemon Coriander Soup are on the menu.

9) Yesterday, Donald Trump addressed the houseful Motera stadium shortly after landing in India. He lavished praise on PM Modi, calling him a ‘great friend’.

10) President Trump, his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner also visited Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram where the First couple tried their hand at the charkha or spinning wheel. Later, the Trumps visited Agra and spend nearly an hour at the spectacular Taj Mahal.

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First published: 25 February 2020, 14:52 IST