US President Donald Trump to speak to PM Modi :WH
Author: Desk January 24, 2017
US President Donald Trump to speak to PM Modi over India hopes to build on US ties, white house said.
Indian PM would be the fifth foreign leader Trump would have spoken to over phone after being sworn in as the US President on January 20.
Subsequently Trump’s victory in the November 8 general elections, Indian PM Modi was among the world leaders who congratulated the real estate tycoon-turned-politician.
Trump had beaten seasoned politician Hillary Clinton in the knife-edge polls, defying the odds to become the 45th US President.
A day after his inauguration, Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican Premier Pena Nieto. On Sunday, he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and he had a telephonic conversation with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi the next day.
During his grueling election campaign, India was among the few countries in addition to Israel with whom US Prez Trump spoke of strengthening ties if elected to power.