New Delhi: US President Donald Trump Saturday said America will donate ventilators to India and that both sides are also jointly collaborating on developing a vaccine for Covid-19.
“I am proud to announce that the United States will donate ventilators to our friends in India. We stand with India and @narendramodi during this pandemic. We’re also cooperating on vaccine development…,” tweeted Trump.
During a press conference at the White House Friday, Trump said: “Prime Minister Modi has been a good friend of mine” and “we are working closely with India”.
“I just got back a short while ago from India recently … We have a tremendous Indian population in the US,” the President said, adding that many of them are working on developing a vaccine for Covid-19 and called them “great scientists and researchers”.
President Trump had visited India in February for a two-day trip along with wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.