US President Donald Trump lauds India at APEC summit in Vietnam

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The US President Donald Trump praised India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his trademark hyperbolic style. On the other hand, Trump lashed out at the China. The 71-year-old leader praised India for being the world’s largest democracy and accomplishing “astounding” growth. He also commended PM Modi for bringing the country’s people “together as one…very, very successfully”.

China, on the other hand, had to witness sharp rebuke as Trump criticized harshly against trade practices he said have put Americans out of work and cautioned that the US would no longer “turn a blind eye” to trade abuses, reported AP. Mode said these remarks at an address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit of chief executives in Vietnam, where he reached earlier today from a trip in China. The admiring comments from the US President Trump about India and PM Modi came just a few months after a successful maiden meeting between the two leaders in Washington. Trump said, “India is celebrating its 70th anniversary. It’s a sovereign democracy, as well as…think of this… (one) of over one billion people. It’s the largest democracy in the world”

“Since India opened its economy it has achieved astounding growth and a new world of opportunity for its expanding middle class, and PM Modi has been working to bring that vast country and all of its people together as one, and he’s working at it very, very successfully indeed,” said the US President Trump today. The AFP said that the leaders of Japan, China, Russia and South Korea are also attending the APEC summit.

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