Haley, Modi discuss India-US cooperation, counter-terrorism

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New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation including on counter-terrorism.

During the meeting, Haley noted the deepening relations between India and the US particularly in strategic and defence sectors, a statement said.

Modi expressed appreciation for US President Donald Trump’s South Asia and Indo-Pacific strategies and commended his initiative for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

“Both the dignitaries discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation including on counter-terrorism and in multilateral fora. They expressed confidence that strong India-US partnership will continue to be an important factor for global peace and prosperity,” the statement said.

Haley, who is on a two-day visit to India, had called on Modi to convey greetings from the US President.

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Recalling his earlier meetings and interactions with Trump, Modi also requested Haley to convey his best wishes to the US President.

–IANS

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