US President Donald Trump on Wednesday profusely thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the export of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine or HCQ to US.
Speaking to the media in the White House, Trump said, “I want to thank Prime Minister Modi of India for allowing us to have what we requested for the problem arose and he was terrific. We will remember.”
Taking to Twitter, Trump praised Modi for his strong leadership and helping the humanity in the fight against COVID-19.
“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!,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Modi also responded to Trump’s tweet and said that the partnership between India and the US is very strong.
“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,” Modi tweeted.
Trump, in a phone call last week, had requested Prime Minister Modi to release the hold on American order of the anti-malarial drug.
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India on Monday agreed to lift the ban on export of Hydroxychloroquine to the US.
Three Gujarat-based companies would export these tablets to the US, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday.