Our relationship has grown from 'strength to strength': PM Modi tells Donald Trump on the phone

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jan 07, 2020, 09.42 AM(IST) Edited By: Bharat Sharma

File photo: Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump Photograph:( AFP )

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PM Modi also extended New Year greetings to President Trump, his family and the people of the United States

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently spoke to United States President Donald Trump on the phone and told him that the relationship between both the countries has grown ''from strength to strength''. Modi further reaffirmed his dedication to cooperation between the countries to Trump, ANI reported.

According to a statement released by the Prime Minister's office, Modi, during the call, highlighted the progress achieved in terms of improving inter-country partnership.

Reportedly, Trump reverted Modi's words with a similar message and expressed satisfaction over the relationship and its progress. Trump also reiterated his readiness to improving ties.

"He expressed satisfaction at the achievements in the relationship in the last few years and reiterated his readiness for further deepening bilateral cooperation", PMO India said.

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According to the statement, PM Modi used the words ''trust, mutual respect, and understanding'' to describe the relationship shared by two countries.

During the call, PM Modi also extended New Year greetings to President Trump, his family and the people of the United States. In return, Donald Trump also extended greetings to Indians by wishing for prosperity and progress. 

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"The Prime Minister stated that India-US relations, which are built on trust, mutual respect and understanding, have grown from strength to strength. The Prime Minister 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 statement read.

(With inputs from ANI)