Trump, India's Modi discussed economic ties, increased trade: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a phone call on Monday, during which the two leaders 'discussed how they will continue to strengthen United States-India economic ties through increased trade,' the White House said

Reuters August 20, 2019 00:05:24 IST
Trump, India's Modi discussed economic ties, increased trade: White House

Trump Indias Modi discussed economic ties increased trade White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a phone call on Monday, during which the two leaders "discussed how they will continue to strengthen United States-India economic ties through increased trade," the White House said.

During the call, Trump also stressed the need to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, the White House said. Neighbors India and Pakistan have been embroiled in tensions over Kashmir and Jammu.

The White House said the two look forward to meeting again.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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