- Jan 19 2017
US and India expected to work closer under Trump: Former Canadian PM
India is likely to play a bigger role with the United States as the new administration, headed by Donald Trump, shifts its focus to containing China and tackling Islamic terrorism, according to Mr. Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada.
“I think India will have lots of opportunities to work with the United States with the shifting of focus by the new administration,” Mr. Harper said while addressing the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, organised by Observer Research Foundation and the Ministry of External Affairs.
He said: “My friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Trump will work closely to ensure a better world.”
Describing Mr. Trump as a realist politician who wants to focus on real issues affecting the US, Mr. Harper said issues like immigration are really affecting people in many countries.
Mr. Harper also said as the US looks inward focusing on economic issues under the Trump presidency, it may be good for America and also for the world.
More than 250 participants from 65 countries are taking part in this year’s three-day Dialogue, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. The first edition was attended by 120 participants from 40 countries.