Warm and grand welcome is an honour for India’s 125 crore people: Modi thanks Trump

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Washington DC, June 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was grateful to United States President Donald Trump as he, along with the First Lady, Melania, rendered a warm and grand welcome to the Indian Head of State.

“I think I will have a lot to speak after the meeting. The way President Trump and the First Lady have welcomed me at the White House, it’s a grand welcome, this is a welcome to the 125 crore people of India. I am extremely grateful to them for the respect,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Heaping praises on Prime Minister Modi, Trump said that he had been reading a lot about him and that he would want to congratulate him for the exemplary leadership he has shown, primarily, economically.

“I want to welcome the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. He is a great Prime Minister. I have heard so much and I have been reading so much about you. He has done a great job, economically, and is doing well in so many ways. So, I would like to congratulate him,” he said.

The visiting Prime Minister will later on hold one-on-one-meeting with Trump followed with delegation level talks.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi also held discussions with U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis.

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