Trump touches down in India for whirlwind visit

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24 February 2020, 10:25

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US President Donald Trump landed in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Monday at the start of a visit during which the two sides will aim to reset relations that have been buffeted by a trade spat.

India and the United States have built close political and security ties and Trump’s two-day trip is a sign of their converging interests, officials say, including a way to counter China’s rise as a superpower.Read More Related Articles Koresh Gallery brings art to the people.

Recommended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the airport to greet Trump and his wife, Melania, as they stepped off Air Force One.

A road show is planned and a huge reception will be held in a 110,000-seat cricket stadium in the city which is the political home of Modi. A huge crowd has filled the stadium, claimed to be the world’s biggest cricket ground.

In the stadium, many people were wearing customized white hats saying “Namaste (Greetings) Trump,” while workers handed out thousands of cardboard masks of the US president.

“We are ready to come to India, we are on our way, we will be meeting everyone in a few hours,” Trump tweeted in the Hindi language before he landed.

Modi tweeted in response: “The guest is God.”

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