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Donald Trump: India is amazing, much progress was made in bilateral relations during the visit | India News

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has said that the US relationship with India is “extraordinary” at this time and that much progress was made in bilateral relations during his first official visit to the country where the United States will do a lot of business.

Speaking to reporters, after his return from India on Wednesday, Trump said: “He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) is a great gentleman, a great leader. He is an amazing country.”

President Trump visited India from February 24 to 25. He was accompanied by the first lady, Melania Trump, her daughter Ivanka Trump, her son-in-law Jared Kushner and the senior management of his administration, including national security adviser Robert O’Brien.

They visited Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi before leaving for Washington on Tuesday.

During his stay, he went to a mass demonstration in Ahmedabad, visited Agra and held official meetings in New Delhi.

The president of the United States was entertained at the largest cricket stadium in the world at the “Namaste Trump” event in Ahmedabad and was cheered by tens of thousands of people.

“They treated us very, very well and we really enjoyed it. Great progress was made in terms of relationship: our relationship with India is extraordinary right now,” he said.

“We are going to do a lot of business with India, now they are sending billions and billions of dollars to the United States,” Trump said in response to a question.

In a tweet, his daughter Ivanka said Trump announced that the US development finance international corporation. UU. “It will establish a permanent presence in India to strengthen our economic ties, improve development and increase women’s economic empowerment through the WGDP (Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative).”

Upon his arrival from India, he thanked Prime Minister Modi for “his warm hospitality when we visit his beautiful country and celebrate the strength, spirit and unity of the United States and India.”

“During our visit we saw monumental achievements of human creativity and the test of the infinite capacity of the human heart!” she said.

The first lady tweeted two photos of her with Trump in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

“One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the impressive Taj Mahal!” she said.

President Trump “reaffirmed the strong strategic partnership, the vibrant economic ties and the expansion of the security relationship between our two countries. Wonderful trip, but glad to be home! Thank you India!” said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

During the visit, India and the United States finalized defense agreements worth $ 3 billion on Tuesday under which 30 military helicopters will be acquired from two major US defense officers for the Indian armed forces.

The agreements will include the acquisition of 24 Romeo MH-60 helicopters by India from the United States at a cost of $ 2.6 billion. Another contract to acquire six Apache AH-64E helicopters for $ 800 million from the United States is also on the table.

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