Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met US President Donald Trump for bilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York. The meeting comes two days after both leaders were together at the 'Howdy, Modi' mega event in Houston during which they addressed over 50,000 Indian-Americans.
The two leaders met for the fourth time in as many months.
"PM @narendramodi and @POTUS @realDonaldTrump meet on the sidelines of the @UN session in New York. This comes days after both leaders were together at the #HowdyModi programme in Houston," Prime Minister's Office tweeted.
The two countries are negotiating a trade package to iron out issues and promote the two-way commerce.
Here are the highlights:
10:20 pm: India and America are very good friends and based on values the relationship is growing stronger: PM Modi
10:19 pm: PM Modi thanks Trump for being with him at Houston event
10:18 pm: I am happy that I got another chance to meet President Trump in such a short span of time: PM Modi
10:14 pm: PM Modi's a great gentleman and leader, he has done a fantastic job: Trump
10:13 pm: Believe these 2 great gentlemen (PM Modi and Imran Khan) will get together and work something: Donald Trump during bilateral meet with PM Modi
#WATCH New York: US President Donald Trump says, "I really believe that Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan will get along when they get to know each other, I think a lot of good things will come from that meeting." pic.twitter.com/lTTRU73UdC— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2019
10:12 pm: He is like an American Elvis: President Trump about PM Modi
10:12 pm: PM Modi's a great gentleman and leader, he has done a fantastic job: US President Donald Trump
10:11 pm: We will call him father of India: President Trump about Prime Minister Modi.
#WATCH US President: I remember India before was very torn. There was a lot of dissension, fighting&he brought it all together. Like a father would. Maybe he is the Father of India...They love this gentleman to my right. People went crazy, he is like an American version of Elvis. pic.twitter.com/w1ZWYiaOSu— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2019
10:10 pm: PM Modi knows how to deal with it, President Trump says when asked about tackling terrorism from Pakistan.
10:10 pm: "I have great admiration for PM Modi. India was very torn earlier. But this man (Modi) has brought things together. He is like an American version of 'Elvis'," says Trump in a joint presser with PM Modi.
10:10 pm: We will have trade deal very soon: US President Donald Trump at the bilateral meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York.
10:09 pm: We are doing very well in negotiating with India. We will have a trade deal very soon: Trump
10:06 pm: Trade and terror talks on the agenda at the bilateral meeting.
10:05 pm: I am thankful to Trump that he came to Houston. He is my friend but he is also a good friend of India: PM Modi
9:55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for meeting with US President Donald Trump.
New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for meeting with US President Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/fn6jUq5mN8— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2019