‘Times like these bring friends closer’: PM Modi responds to President Trump’s thank you tweet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the India US Partnership is stronger than ever.

Responding to President Donald Trump who expressed his gratitude for India’s decision to supply Hydroxychloroquine, PM Modi said India would do everything possible to help the humanity’s fight against coronavirus.

“Fully agree with you President @realDonaldTrump. Times like these bring friends closer. The India-US partnership is stronger than ever. India shall do everything possible to help humanity’s fight against COVID-19. We shall win this together,” PM Modi said in response to Trump’s tweet. 

Earlier, Donald Trump in a tweet said, “Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you, India and the Indian people, for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten! Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!”

India has cleared the export of Hydroxychloriquine to the US as well as to neighbouring countries that have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, Trump had earlier hinted of ‘retaliation’ if India does not clear the export of Hydroxychloroquine.

Last week, President Trump spoke to PM Modi over the phone and requested him to give serious consideration to releasing the hold it put on a US order for hydroxychloroquine.