Published:  12:17 AM, 15 November 2017

India-US tie good for humanity: Modi

The relationship between India and the US goes beyond mutual interest and can be beneficial for Asia and humanity at large, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told US President Donald Trump on Monday who described him as a "friend" who is "doing a great job".

Modi's comments came ahead of his bilateral talks with President Trump on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila during which the two leaders discussed a range of key issues including defense and security.

"The relations between India and the US are growing, and I also feel that the relationship between India and the US is not only for mutual interest. It goes beyond that. We are working together for the interest, for the future of Asia and for the humanity as a whole in the world," PM Modi said.

PM Modi also thanked the US president for praising India whenever he got an opportunity to speak about the country during his Asia tour."I would like to assure you whatever the expectations are of the world, of the US from India, India has always made efforts to fulfill those expectations and we will continue to do so in the future too," he said.

Donald Trump on his part described PM Modi as a friend and a great gentleman. "PM Narendra Modi is here we had met at the White House before. He has become a friend of ours. He's doing a great job. A lot of things were solved and we will contin

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