Each of his previous visits have been noteworthy in his efforts at not just strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, but also in his attempt to acquire the confidence of the Indian community in the United States.
The Trump administration has said that if the Indian side raises the contentious H-1B visa issue during President Trump’s meeting with Modi, the Americans were ready to respond. Trump will host Modi at the White House on Monday.
Earlier US President Donald Trump had said, “Look forward to welcoming India’s PM Modi to the White House on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!”
During his three-day visit, Prime Minister Modi will also interact with about 20 leading American CEOs followed by an Indian-American community event in Washington DC suburb of Virginia. Trump will host Modi at the White House on Monday afternoon
The prime minister walked up to the crowd gathered outside and was seen giving autographs. Before Modi arrived, the Indians waiting at the base to were heard chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Modi- Modi…”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked US President Donald Trump for “warm welcome” accorded to him. PM Modi, who will meet the US President on Monday, will be the first world leader to dine with Trump at the White House.
PM Modi will stay at the 200-year-old Willard Hotel, located less than 500 metres from the White House. The hotel has hosted legends like Abraham Lincoln before his inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr before his famous “I have a dream” speech.
The report, published on Friday, claims that Putin had given direct instructions to help elect Trump.
Zuckerberg’s meeting Somali refugees is significant as Somalia is one of the six countries which would be impacted by the ban.
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a one-on-one meeting on Monday from where they will move towards an hour-long bilateral meeting. Both will later make their press statements.
While his official engagements with President Trump will wait till Monday, on his first day, the PM has a meeting with US CEOs followed by an interaction with the Indian community in nearby Virginia in the afternoon.
“The US is still looking forward to US-built nuclear reactors contributing to India’s energy security. We think that this civil nuclear partnership will bolster India’s energy security, create jobs and trade opportunities for the American people,” said an US official
Noting that defence relationship is extremely important to both countries, the official said they have to identify any defence transfers on a case-by-case basis.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross labelled China as “the most highly protectionist of the big countries” in his recent interview with the Wall Street Journal. His claims, however, was refuted by two economists with Peterson Institute For International Economics
“The Cartel” author Don Winslow is taking out a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times that calls President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “woefully ignorant” about the causes of drugs and crime and about how to combat them