Dutch PM Tweets PM Modi In Hindi, Leaves The Internet Confused


Modi's visit followed his trip to the United States where he and President Donald Trump both pledged to boost their quest for economic growth to strengthen the world's two largest democracies. The US' first couple warmly welcomed Modi and they were seen exchanging pleasantries and having a brief interaction before going inside the White House.

Prime Minister Modi, while thanking Trump for the warm welcome rendered to him, said the kind of welcome he was given, it was a welcome to the 125 crore people of India.

Together, the United States and India can help chart an optimistic path into the future, one that unleashes the power of new technology, new infrastructure and the enthusiasm and excitement of very hard-working and very dynamic people, he said.

"We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism", Trump said. India has the fastest growing economy, and the USA hopes to catch up soon: President Donald Trump. India and the USA also urged Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch cross-border terror strikes.

India appreciated the USA decision to designate the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist - just ahead of the Trump-Modi meet of Monday - "as evidence of the commitment of the United States to end terror in all its forms". On trade, Trump demanded fewer barriers for American companies exporting to India.

In the joint address, Dutch Prime Minister Rutte said India's emergence as a global power is a "welcome development from both political and economic point of views".

Modi met Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday at the Dutch premier's official residence in a leafy Hague suburb, pledging to discuss closer links between the two countries.

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Answering questions later, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said the United States move to declare Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist had sent a clear signal.

The US responded in equal measure by making the pre-summit announcement of naming Syed Salahuddin, chief of Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, as a "global terrorist" and putting counter-terrorism cooperation, including in Kashmir, at the nub of their bilateral relationship.

Indian Economy is the fastest growing: President Trump: Your (PM Modi) accomplishments have been vast. The expert said Trump is not showing much interst in maintaining its alliance in the area. The two leaders had spoken over phone thrice before this meeting. "The future of our partnership has never looked brighter", Trump said as both leaders underscored the importance of the defence and security relationship.

He was referring to Prime Minister's two-day visit to the United States during which the two leaders vowed to strengthen co-operation on terror. He wants India to import American natural gas and did not forget to add, like a true businessman, that the prices were being negotiated - "trying to get the price up a little bit"!

"There is no mention of the H1B visas, which has been the singular biggest irritant in the Indo-U.S. relationship".

Separatist leaders accuse New Delhi of keeping people in Kashmir, long the centre of a bitter territorial dispute between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, under the heel of up to 750,000 security forces. We hope we're going to be catching you very soon in terms of percentage increase, I have to tell you that.