US President Donald Trump’s administration appreciated India on Wednesday and said that “there is an “enormous potential” for growth in the India-US relationship, exuding confidence that the ongoing trade negotiations could be worked through because of the friendship between the two nations.

During a press briefing, State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, “As it relates to our trade relationship, the secretary of state has said this as well when we were in India: that we see a lot of opportunity for growth in our relationship. We see enormous potential” (sic).

“US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had recently visited New Delhi for talks with the new Indian government where he met with his counterpart and they had really an incredibly effective meeting”, Ortagus further said.

“The secretary is confident he has reiterated this that any sort of trade negotiations that we have, any issues can be worked through because of the friendship between our two countries,” she added.

“We talked there quite a bit, both in our meetings and to the media, and many you probably know this already how India is the United States is India’s most important trading partner. I believe we’re their top market for exports,” Ortagus said.

The spokesperson also welcomed the building of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan to facilitate the visa-free travel of Sikh pilgrims from India to the historic Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.