India‘s prime minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with US president Donald Trump in Washington on June 26, the Indian foreign ministry and the White House said on Monday (12), the first meeting between the leaders.

Ties between the two big democracies grew rapidly under the administration of former president Barack Obama which saw India as a partner to balance China’s growing weight in Asia.

But Trump has focused on building ties with China, seeing it as key to tackling regional problems such as North Korea’s nuclear programme.

The Indian ministry said Modi’s talks with Trump would lay the ground ...
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