Democratic traditions unite us, says US after Trump's India visit
Washington : Donald Trump's recent two-day visit to India demonstrates the value the US places on its ties with India, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.
President Trump's "first official trip to India this week demonstrates the value the US places on the US-India partnership", Mike Pompeo said in a tweet.
"Democratic traditions unite us, shared interests bond us, and under the President's leadership our partnership has and will only grow stronger," Pompeo said as he re-tweeted the White House post with remarks by Trump.
"As we deepen our partnership with India, we remember that our two countries have always been united by shared traditions of democracy and constitutions that protect freedom, individual rights, and the rule of law," President Trump said in the White House post that also had four pictures of his meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
President @realDonaldTrump's first official trip to India this week demonstrates the value the U.S. places on the #USIndia partnership. Democratic traditions unite us, shared interests bond us, and under the President's leadership our partnership has and will only grow stronger. https://t.co/FbmOenZB26— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 27, 2020
Later, in a series of tweets, Acting Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice G Wells claimed that serious progress has been made during the Donald Trump's visit to India.
"Excellent progress made this week in US India partnership," she said.
"Our Indian partners for big deals that will power US-India relationship into the new decade and beyond. Private sector partnerships make our economies stronger", Wells said.
As the president announced, the US concluded over USD 3 billions in defence sales to provide America's finest military helicopters to the Indian armed forces.
"We're proud to be India's premier defense partner. Together, we defend our sovereignty and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region for both our peoples," Wells said.