Trump and Modi agreed to enhance peace and stability in C

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they begin a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Vastavam web:  President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to enhance peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue, which would elevate their strategic consultations, the White House said today. Trump spoke with Modi last night to greet him on the eve of India’s Independence Day. During the phone call, Trump welcomed the first-ever shipment of American crude oil to India, which will begin this month from Texas.

“The leaders resolved to enhance peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new two-by- two ministerial dialogue that will elevate their strategic consultations,” the White House said, without giving details of the mechanism.As the leaders of two of the world’s largest and fastest-growing major economies, Trump and Modi looked forward to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this November, the White House said, adding that Trump has asked his daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump to lead the US summit delegation. “Prime Minister Modi thanked President Trump for his strong leadership uniting the world against the North Korean menace,” it added.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson extended his best wishes to the people of India on the country’s Independence Day today. “The US is proud to stand with the people of India, the world s largest democracy, in the cause for freedom and prosperity around the globe,” he said.