US Prez Trump greets Indian PM on birthday, calls him ‘strong leader & loyal friend”


Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday extended his greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday.

He also shared a photo with the Prime Minister from the “Namaste Trump” event held in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad earlier this year. “Many happy returns to a GREAT LEADER and loyal friend!” he said in a tweet.

Wishes poured in from across the country and the world as PM Modi celebrated his 70th birthday on Thursday. “People from all over India, from all over the world have shared their kind wishes. I am grateful to each and every person who has greeted me. These greetings give me strength to serve and work towards improving the lives of my fellow citizens,” he wrote Twitter.

In September last year, the PM Modi had visited the US, where he addressed the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Texas along with Trump. In February this year, Trump came to India for ‘Namaste Trump’ event and addressed thousands of Indians. It was the American leader’s first visit to the country.

Both Modi and Trump share good chemistry and the two leaders never are often seen interacting with each other over phone and social media on various occasions. During the Covid-19 pandemic, both leaders have interacted multiple times to discuss a joint strategy to fight the outbreak.