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US President Donald Trump will speak with PM Modi today

US President Donald Trump will speak with PM Modi today
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The White House has confirmed that US President Donald Trump is looking forward to talking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone.

"The President speaks with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi," the White House said as it released Trump's schedule for today.

According to Trump’s schedule, he will speak with Modi over phone at 1 PM Washington DC time, which is 11:30 PM IST.

This will make Modi the fifth foreign leader Trump would have spoken with over phone after being sworn-in as the US President on January 20. Earlier, on January 21, Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican Premier Pena Nieto and recently, he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Trump is also keen on talking to Modi and thinks that both the countries can rise together.

"We are going to have a phenomenal future together," Trump had said and praised Modi for taking India on fast track growth with series of economic reforms and reforming the bureaucracy, which he said is required in the US too.

He also said that he would love to work with PM Modi.

"I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi," he had said, adding that the Indian leader is very energetic.

"India is key and a key strategic ally," he had said.

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