Trump Praises India Amid Talks of Indo-Pacific Partnership

  • Trump Praises India Amid Talks of Indo-Pacific Partnership

Trump Praises India Amid Talks of Indo-Pacific Partnership

Washington D.C. [United States], November 11: United States President Donald Trump has lauded India for achieving astounding growth and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring together the country as one. "And he is working at it very, very successfully, indeed", he added.

Trump and Prime Minister Modi are scheduled to attend the East Asia Summit beginning next week.

Manila, Nov 13 The relationship between India and the U.S. goes beyond mutual interest and can be beneficial for Asia and the humanity at large, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told President Donald Trump who described him as a "friend" who is "doing a great job".

India, the official said, is increasingly a partner of America in security terms as well, and it also happens to share many values in common with the United States.

According to some reports, while praising India the USA president attacked China, saying that Beijing's trade practices have kicked Americans out of jobs. Ironically, his criticism comes right after his visit to China.

".In the few days wherever president Trump has travelled and whenever opportunity arose to talk about India, he has expressed very high opinion about India", Modi said.

He praised India as a sovereign democracy with a population of over 1 billion as well as the largest democracy in the world.

Sending a strong message on trade, Trump said that the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal policies.

Trump's statements came ahead of a quadrilateral meeting of India, the US, Japan and Australia - in an attempt to stabilise Indo-Pacific region - on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit.

China has already reacted cautiously over a proposal by the Trump administration for a working-level quadrilateral meeting with India, Japan and Australia, saying Beijing hopes that it would not target or damage a "third party's interest".