Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of United States Donald Trump, had a conversation on Thursday about the various conflicts that have plagued Asia, with the war in Afganistan, the dire situation in Maldives and the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar among others. The White house said in a statement that the two leader had “expressed concern about the political crisis in the Maldives and the importance of respect for democratic institutions and rule of law.” Trump has deligently working to strengthen its ties with India, as China has emerged powerful and influential in the continent.
“Finally, the leaders agreed to strengthen security and economic cooperation as they look forward to the ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue between their defence and diplomatic officials in April.” the statement said.
Modi and Trump also agreed to lend help to Afganistan, “Affirming President Trump’s South Asia strategy, they reiterated their commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s security and stability.”
Another important topic of their conversation was North Korea, and how it has slowly pressed its influence on the Nuclear warheads, having already threatened United States many times. The conversation also included the 680,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who have been living in Bangladesh, and which has strained the economy of the country. United States has maintained that it is not advisable for the refugees to leave Bangladesh for now.