India-US sign 3 crucial agreements: Key takeaways of Donald Trump, PM Modi’s joint statement
Donald Trump held delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on the second and final day of his India visit. We list out the major takeaways of the joint statement that was issued today.
The United States and India signed three agreements, which are MoU on mental health, MoU on safety of medical products and letter of cooperation between IndianOil, Exxon and Chart
PM Narendra Modi: Today we discussed every important aspect of US-India partnership, be it defence and security, energy strategic partnership, trade or people to people ties. The strengthening in defence ties between India and US is an important aspect of our partnership.
PM Narendra Modi: We (India and USA) resolved to step up efforts to make those who support terrorism, responsible.
PM Narendra Modi: Our commerce ministers have had positive talks on trade. Both of us have decided that our teams should give legal shape to these trade talks. We also agreed to open negotiations on a big trade deal.
PM Narendra Modi: The most important foundation of the special relationship between India and the USA is people to people contact. Professionals, students, the Indian diaspora in USA have a major contribution in this.
US President Donald Trump: Melania and I have been awed by the majesty of India and the exceptional generosity and kindness of the Indian people. We will always remember the magnificent welcome the citizens of your home state (of PM Modi) showed us upon arrival.
US President: Earlier today we expanded our defence cooperation with agreements for India to purchase over $3 billion of advanced American military equipment, including Apache & MH-60 Romeo Helicopters - finest in the world. These will enhance our joint defence capabilities.
US President: In our discussions, PM Modi and I affirmed our two countries' commitment to protecting our citizens from radical Islamic terrorism. In this effort the US is also working productively with Pakistan to confront terrorists who operate on its soil.
US President: During our visit we discussed the importance of a secure 5G wireless network and the need for this emerging technology to be a tool for freedom, progress, prosperity, not to do anything with where it could be even conceived as a conduit for suppression and censorship.
US President Donald Trump: Our teams have made tremendous progress for a comprehensive trade agreement and I'm optimistic we can reach a deal of great importance to both countries. Since I took office, US exports to India are up nearly 60% and exports of high-quality American energy have grown by 500%