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US Prez praises Modi at the Apec summit

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Da Nang (Vietnam), : US President Donald Trump on Friday commended India for achieving “astounding” growth since opening its economy and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has been working to bring the country and its people together.

Trump was speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit of chief executives in Vietnam. APEC brings together 21 economies from the Pacific region — the equivalent of about 60 per cent of the world’s GDP.

“India is celebrating its 70th anniversary of its independence. It’s a sovereign democracy as well as… think of this… (one) of over one billion people… It’s the largest democracy in the world,” Trump said.