White House: Trump says to host India's Modi for US visit later this year

January 25, 2017 06:33

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 - US President Donald Trump invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the United States later this year, during a phone call on Tuesday in which the leaders discussed economic and defense cooperation.

In its readout of the conversation, the White House said the two leaders also discussed security in South and Central Asia. The region includes Afghanistan, where US troops are still battling Taliban militants, and Pakistan.The two leaders "resolved that the United States and India stand shoulder to shoulder in the global fight against terrorism," according to the readout that was posted on the White House website.

Tweeting from his personal account, Modi said his conversation with Trump had been "warm," and that they would work closely in the coming days to further strengthen bilateral ties. He also invited Trump to visit India.

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