G20 Summit: Ivanka Hails Trump-Modi Talks; Calls India ‘A Critical Ally’

Osaka: White House advisor and Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has called the meeting between the US President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “productive conversation.” Ivanka also said India is a “critical ally” of the United States.

“We are here at the G20 in Osaka and Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe just concluded a meeting with the President talking about 5G technology, particularly with a focus on its security implication,” said Ivanka Trump, in a video tweeted by the White House.

“A subsequent productive conversation, a one-on-one meeting between the President and Prime Minister Modi (was held) where the same issues were covered, of course, 5G, as well as trade relations between the United States and India, a critical trading partner, a critical security partner and a critical ally. So it was a productive discussion, everything from Iran to national security was covered by the President and the US delegation with their Indian counterparts,” added Ivanka Trump, who is a part of his delegation at the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

PM Modi and Donald Trump met on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday- the first meeting of two leaders after Modi’s re-election.

President Trump congratulated Modi on his resounding electoral victory and said he “deserved” the large mandate.

“I’ll assure you we’ll become great friends. We have never been so close. You (Modi) indeed had a great election victory. You have done a great job. We’ll work together in many ways including the military,” Trump said during the meeting.

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