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Modi, Trump agree to further strengthen India-US ties
Jan 09, 2019

Days after US President Donald Trump's jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over India's role in ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan, the two leaders agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in the year ahead. 
 
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday, Modi and Trump exchanged New Year greetings in a telephonic conversation on Monday evening. 
 
They expressed satisfaction at the progress in India-US strategic partnership in 2018, the statement said. 
 
 
They appreciated developments such as the launch of the new 2+2 Dialogue mechanism and the first-ever trilateral summit of India, the US and Japan.
 
Modi, Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on the idelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires last November. 
 
 
The three countries along with Australia, are part of a quad that was revived in 2017 seeking to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. 
 
    

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