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Modi, Trump agree to further strengthen India-US ties

IANS  |  New Delhi 

and US have agreed to further boost New Delhi-bilateral ties while taking a positive note on cooperation across various sectors, the said on Tuesday.

According to a Ministry statement, the two leaders 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 "

Modi, Trump and Japanese met on the idelines of the Summit in 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.

The Ministry statement said that Modi and Trump also "took positive note of growing bilateral cooperation in defence, counter-terrorism and and coordination on regional and global issues".

"They agreed to continue to work together for further strengthening India-US bilateral relations in 2019."

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 11:32 IST
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