Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have agreed to further boost New Delhi-Washington bilateral ties while taking a positive note on cooperation across various sectors, the External Affairs Ministry 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 Japan."
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 energy 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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