Prime Minister Narendra Modi has observed that the convergence between his vision for 'New India' and President Trump's vision to 'Make America Great Again' will add new dimensions to cooperation between both countries.
In a statement, Modi observed: “I am sure that under your leadership, our mutually beneficial strategic partnership will gain new strength and positivity. Your vast and successful experience in the business world will lend an aggressive and forward-looking agenda to our relations.
Under your leadership, our ties will scale new heights. I will be a driven, determined, decisive partner to you. We are global engines of growth. The all-round comprehensive economic growth and joint progress of both countries and societies are the priorities of India and US.
The top priority of both, myself and President Trump, is to protect our societies from global challenges. The fight against terrorism is our main priority.
We talked about challenges from terrorism, extremism, radicalisation. To fight terrorism and their safe havens is an important part of our cooperation.
Our increasing defence and security cooperation is very important. We have decided to increase maritime security cooperation. We discussed this in detail today.
Increased productivity, growth, job creation and breakthrough technologies will be the drivers of our cooperation. We talked about bilateral defence technology, trade, manufacturing partnership. This will benefit both countries.
We will also enhance our sharing of intelligence and exchange of information to expand our policy coordination as far as possible.