US president Donald Trump on Friday called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him for winning the re-elections while bagging landslide victory in 17th Lok Sabha elections.
The White House stated that the two leaders talked over phone and agreed to meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan next month as both the leaders pledged to further strengthen the Indo-US strategic partnership and build on the achievements of the last two years.
Trump also congratulated Modi for his party’s land-slidevictory and assured to meet him soon, claimed Whit House.
The G-20 Summit meeting is slated for June 28 and 29. China is flexing its muscles in the South China Sea (SCS) which serves as a passage for annual trade worth USD 3.5 trillion. The US and China are locked in a tussle for the commercial control of the SCS. These issues should be discussed in the bilateral Indo-US meet, indicated White House.
The House also stated, “The leaders look forward to seeing one another at the G-20 Summit in Osaka, where the US, India, and Japan will hold a trilateral meeting to pursue their shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
Prime Minister Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a landmark victory for a second five-year term in office, winning 302 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha.