India true friend, partner in addressing global challenges: Trump

| Updated: Jan 25, 2017 11:13 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has asserted that India is a true friend of the country, adding that it is partner in addressing challenges around the world.During the call with Indian Prime Minister late on Tuesday night, Trump said that he was looking forward to host the former later this year in Washington, according to a statement from the White House.President Trump and Prime Minister Modi resolved that the United States and India stand shoulder to shoulder in the global fight against terrorism.The two leaders also discussed opportunities to strengthen the partnership between the United States and India in broad areas such as economy and defence.They also discussed security in the region of South and Central Asia.It was the first conversation between the two sides after the new U.S. head of state took office.They first spoke in November just after Trump's election win.Prime Minister Modi is the fifth foreign leader to hold talks with Trump after he was sworn in as the 45th U.S. President on Friday. (ANI)