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Narendra Modi, Donald Trump discuss strengthening of bilateral cooperation

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 07, 2020 Published on January 07, 2020

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They also exchanged new year wishes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President Donald Trump and expressed his desire to enhance cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

Exchanging new year greetings, the two leaders resolved to deepen bilateral  partnership, according to an official release.

"The Prime Minister stated that India-US relations, which are built on trust, mutual respect and understanding, have grown from strength to strength. He highlighted the significant progress made in deepening the strategic partnership between the two countries in the previous year and expressed his desire to continue to work with President Trump for enhancing cooperation in all areas of mutual interest," the release said.

Trump wished the people of India prosperity and progress in the new year. "He expressed satisfaction at the achievements in the relationship in last few years and reiterated his readiness for further deepening bilateral cooperation," the release said.

The release, however, does not have any reference to the recent killing of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani by a drone attack carried out by the US.

This led to exchange of threats and counter-threats between the US and Iran heightening tension in the region.

Published on January 07, 2020
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