Just about 4 days after being elected as the 45th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump's schedule has made time to converse with to be best friends, India! The recently released president's schedule for the day had some time earmarked for a phone call with PM Modi of India.
The schedule for Donald Trump's 4th day was released by the White House where the lines read, "The President speaks with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi," Donald is scheduled to converse with the Indian PM Modi, at exactly 1 PM Washington DC time, while it would be 11.30 PM back in India.
After being sworn-in as the president on the 20th of January, Modi would be the 4th such world leader to have made conversations over the phone with Trump! The very first day after the inauguration ceremony on 21st Trump made phone calls to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Mexican Pena Nieto. The following day, Sunday, he is reported to have spoken with the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Yesterday, the 22nd the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is said to have been contacted by the president's office.
PM Narendra Modi was one of the 1st political leaders to have congratulated Donald Trump on his surprising win against Democratic contestant Hillary Clinton, on November 8th, 2016. During his campaigning days, India and Israel were the two countries that Trump spoke of strengthening ties with if he was elected to the president's seat.
During a charity event at Edison, New Jersey, Republican Hindu Coalition for the Kashmiri Pandit terror victims and the Bangladeshi Hindu victims, trump spoke strongly and showered praise upon Modi's reformative moves such as the demonetization of ₹1000 & ₹500 notes!
"Under a Trump Administration, we are going to become even better friends, in fact, I would take the term better out and we would be best friends. We are going to have a phenomenal future together, such reforms as the demonetization are required in the US too."
"I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi. India is key and a key strategic ally", were some of the encouraging words he spoke at the event regarding the future of Indo-American ties.