Mike Pompeo, who will visit India between June 24-26, has referred to the slogan of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi- 'Modi hai to mum kin hai' and ensured that he is ready to work with India on bridging differences over trade. "As Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi said in his latest campaign, 'Modi hai to mumkin hai,'' or 'Modi makes it possible'', I am looking forward to explore what's possible between the US and India," Mike Pompeo said in his speech at the India Ideas Summit of US-India Business Council on Wednesday.
Looking forward to his trip to New Delhi later this month, and meeting Modi, and his new counterpart, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Pompeo listed out some of the "big ideas and big opportunities" that can take the bilateral relationship to a new level. "I am very much looking forward to this trip to New Delhi later this month, and meeting PM Modi, and his new counterpart, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar," he said.
Pompeo said under President Donald Trump, the US has taken defence cooperation to newer heights, solidified their common vision for the Indo-Pacific and taken a far tougher stand on Pakistan's unacceptable support for terrorism. Now the Trump and Modi Administrations have a "unique opportunity to take this special partnership even further", Pompeo said he has a strong partner in his new counterpart, Jaishankar – a former ambassador to the United States.