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Nikki Haley meets PM Modi, discusses Indo-US cooperation in counter-terrorism

During her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Haley noted the deepening relations between India and the US, particularly in the strategic and defence sectors.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: June 27, 2018 21:53 IST ]

Nikki Haley with PM Modi

US permanent representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two leaders discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation in various fields, including counter-terrorism.

During her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Haley noted the deepening relations between India and the US, particularly in the strategic and defence sectors.

“Both the dignitaries discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation, including on counter-terrorism and in multilateral for a,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.

“They expressed confidence that strong India-US partnership will continue to be an important factor for global peace and prosperity,” it added. 

PM Modi appreciated President Donald Trump’s South Asia and Indo-Pacific strategies and commended his initiative for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. 

Haley conveyed greetings from President Trump while Modi warmly recalled their earlier meetings and interactions. 

Earlier, Haley, who is on a visit to India, also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed ways to deepen the Indo-US strategic partnership and the ongoing cooperation between the two countries at the UN. 

On Haley’s meeting with Swaraj, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, “EAM @SushmaSwaraj met @nikkihaley, US Ambassador to the United Nations. Good discussion to deepen our strategic partnership and strengthen our ongoing cooperation at the United Nations.”

(With PTI inputs)

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