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Working with countries like India a good thing: Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Working with countries like India, and is a good not bad thing, US said today.

He was responding to criticism of his desire to improve relationship with

"Working with countries, whether it's or or India, or any of the countries that surround this world and encompass this world, is a very good thing. That's not a bad thing," he told reporters at a joint conference with Prime Minister, Norway,

said he was for strongest military, massive and gas and a lot of "Putin (Russian Vladimir Putin) can't love that," he added.

said it was "very much better" having to do with where the US currently has a problem.

"That should have never been my problem. It should have been a problem solved many years ago when it was much less dangerous. But it was given to him, along with a big mess of other things," he noted.

He blamed former of State Clinton, his presidential rival in 2016 elections, saying she "was not was not for a strong military".

"Hillary, my opponent, was for windmills, and she was for other types of that don't have the same capacities at this moment certainly," he said.

Trump said it was a "lot better" to work with other countries.

"We're working with on We're working with various other countries, and I think we're doing very well. We had a great talk, as you know and as you reported.

"We had a great talk this morning with (of South Korea), and I think that a lot of good things are happening. We're going to see what happens," the said.

Solberg said has a "very good" relationship with

"As a neighbouring country we do day-to-day work on things that we have to solve for the people and the economic activity that is in that area, which is a fragile area for the whole world," she said.

share border with Russia.

Responding to a question on allegations of Russian interference in elections in European countries, Solberg said her government has found no such evidence in

"I think that it's up to every political system and countries to scrutinise and discuss their own political agenda in their countries. And I respect that very much and that this is an issue for American politics," she said.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 07:55 IST