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Donald Trump to Sushma Swaraj: I love India, give my regards to my friend PM Modi

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 25 Sep 2018, 12:16:48 PM
US President Donald Trump (Photo: PTI)

New York:

US President Donald Trump told External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, “I love India, give my regards to my friend PM (Narendra) Modi,” as they exchanged pleasantries during a high-level event on counter-narcotics at the United Nations in New York on Monday.

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As Trump left the podium at the conclusion of the event hosted by him at the United Nations, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warmly hugged Swaraj and introduced her to the president.

When Swaraj told the US president that she has brought greetings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump responded: "I love India, give my regards to my friend PM Modi,” An Indian diplomatic source told PTI.   

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Swaraj attended the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem chaired by Trump as the high-level week of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly began in New York.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 25 Sep 2018, 10:21:21 AM