"The President believes that more effective cooperation between the two countries can improve the economy in both of our countries, create jobs and promote economic growth. And I know that Prime Minister Modi shares those goals," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
He said President Obama has found Prime Minister Modi to be an effective interlocutor and partner in pursuing those goals. A meeting between the two leaders is likely next month in China, during the sidelines of the G-20 Summit. However no formal announcement has been made in this connection yet.
"The President is pleased about the progress that we've made over the first seven and a half years of his presidency, and we're going to spend the remaining five months or so here trying to do all we can to advance it even further," Mr Earnest said.
"The President has visited India on two occasions, I believe, and each of those trips has been dedicated to strengthening the political relationship between the world's two largest democracies but also trying to strengthen further the economic ties between our two countries," Mr Trudeau said.