Monday, 20 November, 2017

Donald Trump Lauds PM Narendra Modi's Economic Reforms At APEC Summit

He pointed out that India was celebrating the 70th anniversary of its Independence and highlighted that the country was a sovereign democracy with a population of 1.3 billion as well as the largest democracy in the world Trump outlines Pacific 'dream' at APEC
Nellie Chapman | 12 November, 2017, 11:04

US President Donald Trump has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he has worked to bring people together.

U.S. president Donald Trump further said that the United States was willing to offer a mutual agreement with any country in the Indo-Pacific region.

"India is celebrating its 70th anniversary of its independence. Since India opened its economy, it has achieved astounding growth and a new world of opportunity for its expanding middle class", Trump said at a gathering of CEOs on the sidelines of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here in Vietnam.

PM Modi said India can achieve a lot in football and mentioned that sports helps in developing personality and overall development. "And he has been working at it very successfully indeed", he added.

WASHINGTON The Pentagon must "demonstrate" to Pakistan the "consequences" of continued support to terrorists, US Congressional leaders have said as they backed President Donald Trump's new South Asia policy. Trump said, "In the broader region, countries outside APEC are also making great strides in this chapter for the Indo-Pacific".

So, while the first quadrilateral meeting will be held at the official level (joint secretaries/directors general/ assistant secretary) between India, US, Japan and Australia, Mr Modi will meet leaders from all three countries - Messrs Trump, Abe and Turnbull - separately.

Intellectual property has been a long-standing dispute between the USA and Chinese companies as the latter is accused of display of total disregard for the rights granted to the creators.

Trump arrived in Vietnam from China on the fourth leg of a 12-day trip to Asia.