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Modi, Trump issue joint statement: Highlights from PM’s speech


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump on Tuesday sat down for talks covering an entire range from defence and security to energy strategic partnership and from trade to people to people ties.


The meeting between the two leaders and delegation level talks came a day after Prime Minister Modi honoured Trump in Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium.


More than 100,000 people attended the “Namaste Trump” event, the biggest reception to a visiting dignitary in years, at the world’s largest cricket stadium.


Here is what Prime Minister Modi said after their talks:

* President Trump and his delegation were once again warmly welcomed in India. I am particularly happy that he has come with his family on this journey.

* This is the fifth meeting between President Trump and me in the last eight months: PM

* The unprecedented and historical welcome extended to President Trump’s yesterday in Motera will be remembered forever.

* Yesterday, it became clear once again that the affiliation of America and India are not just between the two governments but are people-driven, people-centric

* This relationship is among the most important partnerships of the 21st century.

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