Thursday, June 9, 2016

PM Modi back home

US strongly backs India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked US President Barack Obama for supporting India’s stand on Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and NSG. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this during a joint press statement with the US President. The two leaders held a meeting at the Oval Office in the White House.

Prime Minister Modi said that he wants the combined power of India and the US to become a force for good in the world. “We are working together to combat terrorism, poverty and environment,” he added.
Earlier while addressing the US Congress, Prime Minister Modi said American Democracy has encouraged and empowered other democracies of the world.
Prime Minister referred to his visit to Arlington National Cemetery, and lauds the “great sacrifices of the men and women” of the U.S. armed forces “in the service of mankind.”
Prime Minister quotes Abraham Lincoln and says spirit of America was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Prime Minister Modi said, Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence inspired the heroism of Martin Luther King.
About the Indo-US relationships, Prime Minister said, “Today, our relationship has overcome the hesitations of history. Comfort, candour, and convergence define our conversations”.
Our cooperation secures our cities and citizens from terrorists and protects our critical infrastructure from cyber threats, Prime Minister said.
Prime Minster told US Congress that there are 30 million yoga practitioners in the U.S. …and we have not yet claimed intellectual property right on Yoga.
Genius of B.R. Ambedkar was nurtured in the years he spent at the Columbia university a century ago.
Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee called India and the US natural allies.
Prime Minister said India US Nuclear deal has changed ties between the two countries.
Indian Americans are bridging both the nations.
Today the Indians are among the America’s best of academics, scientists, doctors, CEOs and even the best spelling Bees.
US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US was very very rich and productive as significant progress was made in wide range of areas from civil nuclear energy to defence and trade.
He said in Washington that the takeaway was deepening and broadening of the relationship in so many ways. Mr Verma, who was present in most of the meetings Mr Modi had in the US, said that it was a real testament to friendship between the two countries.
Mr Verma said the two leaders spent several hours together at the White House and the mood was exceptionally positive. He said, they had very good discussions on regional, economic and other issues. Observing that defence is the big part of India-US relationship, he said that the two countries have moved well beyond just defence.
Mexican President personally drove Prime Minister Narendra modi to a restaurant for Mexican vegetarian fare. Mexico support to India’s membership to the Nuclear Supplier Group and working towards elevating relationship from Privilege Partners to Strategic Partnership were two important outcomes of the bilateral talks held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico city today. Making statements on the outcome of the talks, both the leaders termed their talks as productive, stimulating and effective.
At a joint media interaction with Mr Modi, Mr Nieto said that Mexico supports positively and constructively India’s membership of the Nuclaer Supplier Group. On his part, the Prime Minister thanked Mexico for its support and called the country an important partner for India’s energy security.
Mr. Modi invited the Mexican President to visit India and exchanged assurances on greater cooperation and understanding between the two countries. Both the leaders expressed confidence on carrying forward the scope and scale of partnership and mutual cooperation.
Mexican President welcomed investments from India in steel, pharmaceuticals and automobiles sector. Clean energy, agriculture best practices and Science and Technology were other areas pointed out by Mr Modi for greater cooperation between the two countries. The Prime Minister’s five nation trip concluded with a short working visit to Mexico today, affirming greater and stronger ties between both the countries.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister has left for home after wrapping up his visit to Mexico. Spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup tweeted that after a productive visit to Mexico, Prime Minister departed for Delhi. Mexico was the last leg of Mr Modi’s five-nation tour.
Mr Modi tweeted, “Thank you Mexico”, adding that a new era in India-Mexico ties has begun and this relationship is going to benefit our people and the entire world. The tour, that began on June 4, saw Mr Modi visiting Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico with an aim to bolster ties.
Besides addressing a joint sitting of the US Congress, Mr Modi received the backing of two key Nuclear Suppliers Group members – Switzerland and Mexico – for its bid to secure the membership of the 48-nation bloc. He also held wide-ranging talks with President Barack Obama at the White House following which the US recognised India as a “major defence partner”.

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