Washington, March 10: The United States wants to have deeper relations with India, the White House said on Thursday while expressing confidence that the two countries would continue to enhance ties under the Trump administration. At his daily news conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer expressed confidence that the two countries will continue to grow their ties.
Spicer said that the Trump Administration always favoured establishing a deeper relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stronger US-India business ties. "I think we are, as talked about during the campaign and the transition, establishing a deeper relationship with Prime Minister Modi and US-India businesses," Spicer said. Spice further said, "And I think as we move forward in terms of our foreign policy, we'll have further updates on that. Trump spoke very clearly and frequently about the relationship that we have and hope to continue to grow with India."
Spicer also condemned the killing of a 32-year old Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and another injured in an alleged hate crime in Kansas. Spicer while commenting on Kansas shooting said, “whether it's the event that happened in Kansas City, other events, the attacks on Jewish community centres that continue to plague us -- I guess we saw another report this morning, some unfortunate activity.”
Spicer further said, "We have got to continue to call it out. We've got to continue to root it out. We've got to continue to engage law enforcement.” However, Spicer while speaking at the press conference also urged Americans to stand up for the principles that unite them while asking all to be outraged and disgusted by such incidents.
Spicer concluded saying, "The president spoke so eloquently about during his joint address. He made it very clear that while certain policies may divide us as individuals, there are certain principles that can unite us.”
Earlier also, US President Donald Trump called on PM Modi and vowed to deepen relationship in the sector of trade, terrorism and defence. President Trump described India as a true friend of the United States and also invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the country later this year.