Osaka: US President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election during the two leaders met for bilateral talks on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan.
US President Donald Trump said, “You deserve it (victory). You have done a great job in pulling together. I remember when you first took over, there were many factions and they were fighting with each other and now they get along. It's a fantastic tribute to you and your abilities.”
In the recent general elections, PM Modi's BJP had scored a victory bigger than in 2014 and emerged as the single-largest party.
The meet between the two leaders is significant as multiple disagreements have cropped up between India and the US, including trade tariffs and an arms deal with Russia.
"We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety. We will work together in many ways including military, we'll be discussing trade," Trump added.
PM Modi said India will work towards maintaining a positive relationship with the US.
The G-20 Summit in Japan where world leaders are gathered is one of the most high-stakes and fractious meetings in years, with a bruising US-China trade war, geopolitical tensions, and climate change on the agenda....