President Ram Nath Kovind hosts banquet for US President

PTI

Donald Trump, accompanied by US First Lady Melania Trump, was received by President Ram Nath Kovind (Screengrab)

Donald Trump, accompanied by US First Lady Melania Trump, was received
by President Ram Nath Kovind (Screengrab)

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday attended the 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.

Donald Trump, accompanied by US First Lady Melania Trump, was received by President Ram Nath Kovind at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan along with his wife Savita.

President Ram Nath Kovind took President 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 Ram Nath 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,” Ram Nath Kovind said in his opening remarks.

The US president said the last two days have been “very productive”.

Both the countries are working for trade and military deals, President Trump said.

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

(PTI)