Prime Minister Modi gets warm welcome by Indians in United States

  • Prime Minister Modi gets warm welcome by Indians in United States

Prime Minister Modi gets warm welcome by Indians in United States

President Trump has tweeted that PM Modi is a "true friend" with whom he has "important strategic issues to discuss".

Modi, in his reply to Trump, thanked him for the "warm personal welcome" and said he was "greatly" looking forward to the meeting and discussions tomorrow at the White House.

"While maritime links connected our countries in the past, today I can say confidently it will become our digital link", said Costa, who is of India-origin. In the United States, the prime minister will attend a community reception tomorrow and hold talks with Trump on Monday.

The prime minister gave a hearing to the executives, whose chief concerns included the macroeconomic scenario in India since demonetisation, and job creation, given PM Modi's focus on "Make in India". "My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Ties between Israel and India are on a constant upswing". "Its outcomes, from body language to any post-meeting joint statement, will offer clues about the future of ties that have progressed in recent years, but now face considerable uncertainty under Trump's mercurial stewardship", he said.

"I am happy that often we can talk easily on telephone, we can discuss everything".

Prime Minister Modi gets warm welcome by Indians in United States
Prime Minister Modi gets warm welcome by Indians in United States

However, Monday's meeting comes under the shadow of Trump's efforts for stricter norms for issuance of H1-B visas, a key issue for Indian IT companies operating in the USA, and Washington pulling out of the Paris climate agreement on which both Modi and Obama worked hard.

On the political front, Congress had earlier urged Modi to demand and obtain firm assurances from Trump on reversing his decision to tighten granting of H-1B visas, which affects Indian professionals.

Modi and Trump have spoken to each other thrice over phone since the latter assumed power in January this year.

The Indian leader will attempt to advance discussions on buying 100 armed Predator drones made by California-based General Atomics, and getting USA help with India's plans for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, according to Indian defense ministry sources. "He will prod Modi to further open India's markets and pursue policies that support greater imports". He has said his one-day visit to the country will further strengthen relations between India and Portugal. "The US and India are both committed to combating all forms of terrorism and strengthening their cooperation in areas such as terrorism screening, intelligence and information sharing, terrorist use of the internet, and terrorist designation", the White House official said. But with the signing of a treaty in New Delhi in December 1974, bilateral relations were restored. That is why President Trump and his administration can not afford to miss the opportunity to use our business ties to improve the plight of persecuted minorities around the world.

Regarding tensions between the two neighbors, the official said, "We would like to see the normalization of relations between the two countries", but made it clear the United States will not intervene in any way.