Yesterday, a day before renouncing the US Presidentship, Barack Obama called the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him.
US President Barack Obama telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced the ties between India and the US in the past years. On the farewell call, Obama and Modi reviewed “joint efforts of cooperation including defence, civil nuclear energy.
The president spoke of his visit as chief guest at the Republican Day celebrations in 2015 — when his chewing gum made as much news as hi presence — and extended congratulations ahead of India’s upcoming 68th Republic Day anniversary. In 2015, Modi had invited Obama to attend India’s Republic Day celebrations as its chief guest. It was the first time ever when the US President was invited to Republic Day celebrations.
“Both leaders discussed the progress they have made on shared economic and security priorities, including recognition of India as a Major Defense Partner of the United States and addressing the global challenge of climate change,” the White House added.
“Both leaders discussed the progress they have made on shared economic and security priorities, including recognition of India as a major defense partner of the United States and addressing the global challenge of climate change,” it said.
Obama was one of the first leaders to congratulate Modi on his electoral victory in May 2014 and immediately invited him to visit the White House. The two leaders met at the White House in September 2014. Since then they have met each other for eight times. This is a record for leaders between India and America.