Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit at Manila in Philippines.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed a range of key issues including defence and security
In the meeting, Mr Modi told President Trump that India and US can rise beyond bilateral ties and work jointly for the future of Asia, reflecting their growing convergence on strategic issues in the Indo-Pacific region.
Mr Modi also assured Trump that India will try to live up to the expectations of the US and the world and thanked the US President for speaking highly about India during his trips.
US President on his part described Prime Minister Modi as a friend, according to the transcript released by the White House.
The meeting came a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held their talks to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the strategically
important Indo-Pacific region free, open and inclusive.