Obama, Modi Resolve To Enhance Mutual Cooperation

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US’ President Barack Obama have resolved to enhance mutual cooperation in various fields like defence, intelligence, counter-terrorism, Afghanistan, space exploration and science take the ties between India and the United States to a new level. Both leaders had an extended discussion in the White House yesterday.

Just after talks concluded, Modi said that there was "great convergence" between the two nations on the issue of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific. He referred to the US as an integral part of India's Look East, Link West Policy.

"It is natural for India and US to have a strategic relationship. We already have the foundation for a strong partnership and now we have to revive momentum between the two countries," Modi said. In order to bring foreign investment in India, Modi invited US defence companies to come to India.

US President Barack Obama said, "We discussed international situation, security issues and Middle East violence and extremism. We discussed trade and how we can work with each other and decided to deepen our existing ties with India."

"The president and I spoke about many of the reforms we are undertaking and the focus on making it easy to do business in India. I expect business and economic ties between the two countries would grow at a great pace," said India’s Prime Minister.
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