Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held onto each different as companions and accomplices Monday, swearing that their mission for monetary development would fortify, as opposed to undermine, ties between the world's two biggest democracies.While Trump's relations with some conventional partners have off to rough begin, he and Modi seemed to strike up a quick compatibility in their initially meeting, with the combine trading embraces in the White House Rose Garden before columnists.

The camaraderie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump was on full display today as the two leaders heaped praise on each other, voiced appreciation for each other's leadership and embraced a couple of times at the White House.

Trump was also warm but made clear he sees a need for more balance in the US-India trade relationship in keeping with his campaign promise to expand American exports and create more jobs at home.

After Trump's and Modi's one-on-one meeting, hour-long delegation-level talks between the two countries took place in the cabinet room of the White House.

President Trump said: "In just two weeks, you (Narendra Modi) will begin to implement largest tax overhaul in your country's history, we are doing that also by the way".

At the conclusion of his speech, Modi extended an open invitation to Trump and his family to visit India.

Trump said United States looked forward to exporting more energy, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) on long-term contracts.

In a tweet, Mr Trump described Mr Modi as a "true friend".

Analysts feel Modi's visit has bolstered defense and security cooperation between the two countries. FILE - In this August 30, 2014, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, is welcomed by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe upon arrival at State Guest House in Kyoto, western Japan.

U.S. and India also resolved to further strengthen their collaboration in health, space, oceans, and other areas of science and technology. After shaking Mr Trump's hand, Mr Modi went in for a third and final public hug - resting his head first near Mr Trump's left shoulder, then near his right. "I would like to congratulate you", the US President said.

"I will also call on King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and meet Queen Maxima", he had said in a Facebook post before leaving on his three-nation trip.

The leaders committed that the United States and India - leading engines of growth in the global economy - should intensify their economic cooperation to make their nations stronger and their citizens more prosperous. He further added that India consider the United States as a primary partner in India's socio-economic transformation.

Today, almost four million Indian-Americans reside in the United States and over 7,00,000 U.S. citizens live in India.

In Netherlands, Modi will have an official meeting with Dutch PM Mark Rutte, with whom he will have a discussion on global issues including counter-terrorism and climate change. "We have plenty to offer to India", Dutch PM Rutte said in the joint statement.

Asserting that ties between India and The Netherlands are very old, Modi said that bilateral relations between both sides are very strong.

Trade and security issues are expected to top the agenda for their talks at the White House, after which they are due to issue joint statements. "Reflecting the partnership, the USA has offered for India's consideration the sale of Sea Guardian Unmanned Aerial Systems, which would enhance India's capabilities and promote shared security interests", the joint statement said.

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