Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

Speaking at a joint conference after holding a bilateral discussion with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Prime Minister Modi said the two sides have also agreed to set up a joint science and technology fund of four million euros.

Modi's two-day visit to Washington begins on Sunday.

"This is the PM's first with Trump, this meet may not be hyped like Prime Minister's earlier visit, but it holds great importance".

"Indian films are being subtitled in Portuguese and a Hindi-Portuguese dictionary is being developed for our mutual benefit", he said.

New Delhi has been alarmed by Trump's courting of Chinese President Xi Jinping, whom he hosted at his Mar-a-Lago winter estate in April, officials in India said.

The briefing was the first substantive elaboration by the Trump administration of its India policy and the way forward.

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Trump has more followers on Twitter than Modi, but trails the Indian leader by a wide margin on Facebook. "It will also depend on whether the White House can reassure India about some of its major concerns", Gupta said. "We're seeking to roll out the red carpet".

Modi said the Netherlands is India's sixth largest trading partner in the European Union and fifth largest investment partner globally.

The Trump administration doesn't believe its planned sale of high-tech surveillance drones to India poses a threat to Pakistan, a senior White House official said on June 24. "You have effortlessly gelled with the culture of the country", he added.

Unlike the president, however, Modi enjoys widespread popularity at home, polls show.

The talks between the two leaders would be broad-ranging and seek to advance common priorities, including counter-terrorism, facilitating India's defence modernization, and helping advance India's role in Asia-Pacific. United States and India have mutual security interests...we believe that defence sales that are discussed here (the Guardian drone) will enhance those.it is not about Pakistan.

"They could either hit if off amazingly or fall out completely".

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The U.S. -based company that makes the drones, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc, said on Friday that the U.S. government had approved the sale of a naval variant of the Predator drone to India. A small Hindu group marked the occasion of Trump's 71st birthday last week by feeding a giant poster of the president slices of cake in the heart of New Delhi.

Modi and Costa also took a stroll around the Palacio das Necessidades, a historic building in the Largo do Rilvas, a public square in Lisbon. In making the announcement, the USA president said New Delhi had made its participation "contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid".

"Accelerating its transition to a cleaner energy future - as Modi makes clear at every opportunity - will require substantial worldwide support".

But there could be increased strains on trade issues.

Modi is also not expected to press hard on a United States visa programme the Trump administration is reviewing to reduce the flow of skilled foreign workers and save jobs for Americans, seeing limited gains from raising a sensitive issue, they said.

"There have been no immediate changes to visa applications and procedures, so we're not in position to prejudge what the outcome of that might be", the official said. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!

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PM Modi asserted that India is fast moving ahead, and is touching new heights in many fields.

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