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The United States is expected to make a big push to improve bilateral ties with India in the run-up to a possible meeting between Donald Trump and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after Indian-American Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra expressed hope of visiting India’s capital in the near future, officials said on condition of anonymity.
NEW DELHI: Top American diplomat Nikki Haley is in China to discuss key issues with her counterparts and to build on the progress in bilateral ties, she said in a series of tweets on Saturday. The US president arrived in New Delhi on Friday and is scheduled to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Sunday, after which the two leaders will return to the United States to discuss trade and other issues. Haley said the two leaders had “exchanged opinions on the importance of continuing a path towards a free and open Indo-Pacific region and a broader vision to reduce tension and advance our shared goals”.
NEW DELHI: With Donald Trump taking his first trip to India, the two-day visit has given a fillip to the diplomatic and economic ties between the two countries, while making a point of highlighting China’s role in the region and in global affairs. The US President is expected to be a guest of the President Xi Jinping and also of Prime Minister Modi during his visit to India. The visit will also make a point of highlighting the importance of the bilateral ties, US Ambassador Haley said in a series of tweets on Saturday. “The India visit by the President of the United States will highlight the importance of the US-India relationship as well as the key trade, security, and military partnership between the two nations,” she said. “He will be a guest of the President of the Republic of China and our Prime Minister, President Xi Jinping.” Her comments come after Trump announced on Thursday that he would meet Modi, who is considered a future US President and is likely to emerge as the world’s most powerful leader in the coming years. Trump had visited India last year for the first time when he spoke at the World Economic Forum in