India, US to discuss bilateral partnership during Modi's visit

Prime minister Narendra Modi Friday said the aim of his upcoming visit to the US was to build a “forward-looking vision” for the bilateral partnership and further consolidate the robust and wide- ranging ties.
Modi, who will be meeting president Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 in Washington, said he looked forward to the opportunity to have an in-depth exchange of views.
Along with the US, he will be traveling to Portugal and the Netherlands during the four-day visit beginning Saturday.
“My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nation & the world,” he tweeted.
In a statement posted on the Facebook, Modi said his two-day visit to Washington from June 25 was at the invitation of Trump.
“President Trump and I have spoken on telephone prior to this. Our conversations have touched upon our common intent to take forward our productive all round engagement for the mutual benefit of our people,” he said.
“I look forward to this opportunity to have an in-depth exchange of views on further consolidating the robust and wide ranging partnership between India and the United States,” the prime minister said.
He noted that India’s partnership with the US is multi- layered and diverse, supported by not just governments but all the stakeholders on both sides.
“I look forward to building a forward-looking vision for our partnership with the new Administration in the United States under president Trump,” he added.

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