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PM Modi is a friend, he said millions will welcome me on India visit: US Prez

US President Donald Trump said he is looking forward to his India visit and indicated that the two countries might sign a trade deal. Calling PM Narendra Modi a "friend", Trump said the PM has told him that "millions and millions of people" would welcome him on his visit.

12th February 2020 | 10:04 AM (IST)
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US President Donald Trump who is due to visit New Delhi on February 24 and 25 has said that he is looking forward to his India visit. Speaking to the reporters at the oval office, Trump said, "I look forward to going to India." The White House on Tuesday confirmed Donald Trump's much-anticipated visit to India will take place in the last week of February.

"He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) is a friend of mine. He's a great gentleman," Trump said in response to a question.

Trump said that he spoke to Modi over the weekend and during the conversation, the prime minister told him that millions and millions of people would welcome him from the airport to the cricket stadium.

Referring to his New Hampshire rally held a day earlier, which was attended by an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people, the president said in a lighter vein that he might not feel so good with that number.

"When we have 50,000 people, I'm not going to feel so good… we'll have five to seven million people just from the airport to the new stadium. And you know it is the largest stadium in the world. (They are) building it now. It's almost complete and it's the largest in the world," Trump said.

Responding to a question on a potential trade deal with India, Trump said that he will do it, if "we can make the right deal".

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12th February 2020 | 10:04 AM (IST)
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