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WATCH: Bonhomie Evident As US President Donald Trump Greets PM Modi A Day After Their Multiple Meetings At The G-20 Summit In Osaka

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • Trump in a gesture, clapped his palms and shook hands with PM Modi, who in return gave a slight pat on the US President's back
  • Trump on Friday had claimed that he is 'great friends' with PM Modi at the G20 Summit

From a three-way fist bump with PM Modi and Japan President Shinzo Abe to stating that India-US 'have never been closer' and that PM Modi is a 'great friend', US President Donald Trump was seen heaping praises at the G20 Summit in Osaka. 

The bonhomie continued on the second day of the G20 Summit at the start of Session 3 when Trump entered the room full of world leaders, saw PM Modi and extended an extremely colloquial handshake to his 'great friend' and Indian premier. 

Trump in a gesture, clapped his palms and shook hands with PM Modi, who in return gave a slight pat on the US President's back and the two exchanged greetings, chatted for a few seconds and parted ways. 

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On Friday the two leaders held bilateral meets, following a trilateral meet with the Japan President Shinzo Abe. 

During the meet, PM Modi specified that he would like to discuss four crucial issues with the United States. 

He said, "I would like to have a discussion on four issues- Iran, 5G, our bilateral relations, and defence ties." 

This was Modi's first meeting with Trump after the BJP's landslide win in the parliamentary election.

The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was termed 'productive' by Ivanka Trump, in a video put out by the White House on Twitter regarding the talks between the two leaders. PM Modi and President Trump are said to have discussed 5G technology and its security implications along with the trade relationship between the two countries, deeming India as a critical security and trade partner. Issues related to Iran and national security also featured in the talk between the two leaders as PM Modi called for peace in the Indo-Pacific region. 

However, before his arrival in Japan on Thursday, Trump tweeted that the tariffs imposed on US by India are 'unacceptable' and must be withdrawn.

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"I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!"