We will win this together, Prime Minister Narendra Modi responds to Donald Trump

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi He responded to praise on Thursday after New Delhi lifted the export ban on an antimalarial drug, saying that both India and the United States would win this fight (against the coronavirus) together.

Strongly agree with you, President Donald Trump. Times like these bring friends closer. The India-United States partnership is stronger than ever. India will do everything possible to help humanity fight COVID-19. We will win this together, Modi tweeted as he tweeted in response to Trump's message.

President Donald Trump has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as terrific for allowing the export of the anti-malarial drug to the US, seen as a possible cure for COVID-19, saying India 's help in the extraordinary times will not be forgotten.

India, the largest producer of hydroxychloroquine, agreed to lift the ban on exporting the drug to the US. USA After Trump spoke to Modi on the phone last week. Three Gujarat-based companies would export these tablets to the United States, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday.

I want to thank Prime Minister Modi of India for allowing us to have what we requested for the problem that arose and was excellent. We will remember, Trump told reporters at his daily White House press conference on the coronavirus on Wednesday.

In a tweet hours earlier, Trump praised Modi for his strong leadership, saying that India's help during this crisis will not be forgotten.

Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. It will not be forgotten! he said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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