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Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Attend State Banquet Hosted by President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. (Reuters)

President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. (Reuters)

During ceremonial talks with Trump, Kovind said the importance of Indo-US relations could be gauged from the fact that a large number of people came to welcome the US President.

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  • Last Updated: February 25, 2020, 9:46 PM IST
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New Delhi: United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday attended a state banquet hosted in his honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind, the last function of his two-day visit to India.

Trump, accompanied by US First Lady Melania Trump, was received by Kovind and his wife Savita at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Kovind took Trump to Durbar Hall where the visiting dignitary saw the Gautam Buddha statue belonging to the 5th century and portraits of various Indian leaders.

Later, the two presidents met for ceremonial talks during which Kovind said importance of the Indo-US relations could be gauged from the fact that a large number of people came to welcome him.

“The US is a valued friend and India is deeply committed to the strategic partnership between the two countries," Kovind said in his opening remarks.

Trump said the last two days have been "very productive", adding both countries are working for trade and military deals, Trump said.

He said coming to India has always been a learning experience and thanked Kovind for the hospitality extended to him and his entourage.

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