Washington: The outgoing United States (US) President Barack Obama today called upon Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and expressed his thanks to him for strengthening relations between India and America.
According to White House statement, Obama spoke to Modi on phone and said thanks to him for his corporation during his Presidential tenure and also for the efforts of corporation including defence and civil nuclear energy.
The White House said, Obama recalled his visit as the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in the year 2015. The President wished the Prime Minister warm congratulation ahead of India’s upcoming 68th Republic Day anniversary.”
It said, the two leaders discussed the progress they have made on shared economic and security priorities, including recognition of India as a major defence partner of the United States and addressing the global challenges of climate change.”
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He was one of the first global leader to congratulate Modi after his victory in May 2014 elections and immediately invited him to visit United State.
The two leaders met for the first time at the White House in September 2014, since then they have met for eight times with each other. This is a record for the leaders between America and India.
This information was shared with the media persons by Assistant Secretary of State for South and central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal she said that the leaders share a very warm relationship.