Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have held extensive talks today covering the entire field of bilateral relations, covering the key areas of defense, security and trade and investment. After this bilateral talks, PM Modi and US President Trump issued a joint statement of Indo-US, which stated that a major defense agreement of $ 3 billion was signed between Indo-US.
During this shared statement, Trump said that both countries have agreed to negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement and I hope that we can make this deal of great importance to both countries. With this, he said that since I took office, US exports to India are around 60% and high quality US energy exports have increased by 500%.
Trump said that during his visit we discussed the importance of a secure 5G wireless network and the need for this emerging technology to be a tool for freedom, progress, prosperity.
Trump also said that we expanded our defense cooperation with agreements with India for the purchase of more than $ 3 billion of the world's best-advanced US military equipment, including the Apache and MH-60 Romeo helicopters. These will enhance our joint defense capabilities.
Trump said during the bilateral talks at Hyderabad House that the last two days, especially at the stadium yesterday, it was a great honor for me.
At the same time, Trump also referred to the 'trade talks' going on between India and America and admitted that it is not easy to talk on this issue with India. Describing Modi as a tough negotiator, he said, "We have started talking about a great trade agreement with India which will make it much easier to invest in both countries." We are going to have the largest trade agreement ever. I hope PM will enter into an agreement with Modi to benefit both countries equally. Trump has previously described Modi as a hard bargainer.