PM Modi, President Trump pledge to strengthen India-US comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said US President Donald Trump’s visit has been Path-breaking. President Trump and the first lady Melania Trump departed from Delhi last night after completing the nearly 36-hour-long visit to India.

Thanking Mr Trump for coming to India Prime Minister said in a series of tweets that he and Mr Trump covered great ground as far as strengthening bilateral relations are concerned. Mr Modi said, India-USA friendship benefits the people of two nations and the world.

Prime Minister said, he was delighted that Donald Trump and Melania Trump saw different aspects of Indian culture and hospitality. He said, people of India welcomed them with immense warmth.

Earlier, last night President Ram Nath Kovind hosted a state banquet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the last engagement of Donald Trump’s two-day visit.

The forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan was decked up to its glory to welcome the visiting dignitary.

The banquet was attended by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several of his ministerial colleagues, Chief Ministers of Assam, Haryana, Karnataka and Telangana.

Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Wipro founder Azim Premji, banker Kotak Mahindra, musician A R Rahman besides others also attended.

In his banquet speech President Ram Nath Kovind said that India is deeply committed to further deepen the strategic partnership with the United States. He said, Mr Trump is a valued friend of India and the ‘Namaste Trump’ event has brought him closer to the people of India.

The US President said, he was honoured to be in India. He said, a lot of productive work has been done in the last two days. Mr Trump said, US and India are working on major trade and military deals.

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