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Modi, Trump agree to further strengthen India-US ties

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the release of commemorative coins in the honour of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi on Dec 24, 2018. (Photo: IANS) by .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have agreed to further boost New Delhi-Washington bilateral ties while taking a positive note on cooperation across various sectors…reports Asian Lite News

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2018 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 9, 2018. Trump said here on Friday that the person to replace Nikki Haley as the new ambassador to the United Nations is still under consideration. (Xinhua/Ting Shen/IANS) by .
U.S. President Donald Trump

According to a Ministry statement, the two leaders exchanged New Year greetings in a telephonic conversation on Monday evening.

“They expressed satisfaction at the progress in India-US strategic partnership in 2018,” the statement said.

“They appreciated developments such as the launch of the new 2+2 Dialogue mechanism and the first-ever trilateral summit of India, the US and Japan.”

Modi, Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on the idelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires last November.

The three countries along with Australia, are part of a quad that was revived in 2017 seeking to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Ministry statement said that Modi and Trump also “took positive note of growing bilateral cooperation in defence, counter-terrorism and energy and coordination on regional and global issues”.

“They agreed to continue to work together for further strengthening India-US bilateral relations in 2019.”