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'Will have trade deal with India very soon', says US President Donald Trump

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump sitting down for a bilateral on the sidelines of UN session in New York on Tuesday. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 24, 2019, 10.05 PM (IST)

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that India and US will have trade deal ''very soon''.

Speaking to reporters after bilateral talks with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of UN session in New York, Trump said ''We will have trade deal very soon''.

India and US eye $60 billion trade target. 

Trump also called Modi a great gentleman and a great leader. 

''I remember India before was very torn. There was a lot of dissention, fighting and he brought it all together. Like a father would bring it together. Maybe he is the Father of India. We'll call him the Father of India,'' Trump said.

Describing Modi ''Elvis of India'', referring to famous American singer and actor, the US President praised Modi for giving a ''loud and clear'' message to Pakistan during ''Howdy, Modi!'' event . 

"...The Prime Minister (PM Modi) will take care of it" Trump said when asked 'how do you see the statement coming from Pakistani PM admitting that the Pakistani ISI trained Al Qaeda?'.

Trump also said that Indian PM Modi and his Pakistan counterpart will get along when they get to know each other, ''I think a lot of good things will come from that meeting," he further said. 

Modi thanked Trump for joining him in Houston for the ''Howdy, Modi!'' event and said ''He (Trump) is my friend but he is also a good friend of India".