>> President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to boost US-Indian relations in their first face to face meeting in Washington Monday. The visit comes amid a few key policy differences over trade, Paris Climate Accord, and immigration. Trump who campaigned on a America first platform has been troubled by the growing trade deficit with India and has called for reform of the H1B visa system that has benefited Indian tech firms.
Amid glowing praise, Trump's sticking to his policy.>> It is important that barriers be removed to the export of US goods into your markets and that we reduce our trade deficit with your country.>> Meanwhile Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's, Make In India platform is protectionist and complain about the US regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and fruit.
Indian officials stressing the importance of the huge Indian market to US firms and major growth in areas such as aviation which Trump alluded to as well. Monday's meeting however follows accusations from President Trump who pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement that India negotiated unfairly in that accord in order to walk away with billions of dollars in aide.
Indian officials noting both men's tendency to speak their mind, were anxious to see how they got along. Trump noting a very important commonality between the two.>> That Prime Minister Modi and I are world leaders in social media. Giving the citizens of our countries the opportunity to hear directly from their elected officials.
>> The two leaders of the world's biggest democracies didn't take any questions from the press.