PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with US VP Pence

New Delhi, Nov 14 :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with the United States Vice President Michael R Pence in Singapore on Thursday.During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi said that India and the US share the same fundamental values and the two countries should join hands to achieve world peace."India and the United States share the same fundamental values. India has always believed that the world is one family and the first condition for that to happen is peace. You must have noted that India has always contributed in a big way for world peace and India's role is a pro-active one. We would like to work together for world peace, world progress, global economic progress and poverty alleviation which is important for our values," Prime Minister Modi asserted.The Prime Minister also reiterated that there was a great opportunity for the US in India in making defence equipment and setting up defence industry.Conveying his regards to US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude for the celebration of Diwali in the White House.The Prime Minister further offered his condolences on the California wildfire which affected hundreds and thousands of people. -- PTI