Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has earlier been denied US visa as the chief minister of Gujarat, is now expected to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington in September. According to reports, the Prime Minister has decided to go to the US for the UN General Assembly meeting.
The US has proposed a Summit meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last week of September and the invitation is under consideration here, official sources said on Thursday.
During the course of his trip, Modi will meet Obama and is likely to have a dialogue with him on bilateral issues concerning the two countries. However, the date for the meeting is yet to be decided.
It is understood that Washington has proposed September 30 as the date for the meeting but the Indian side is looking at clubbing the bilateral meeting with Modi’s visit to the US for the United Nations General Assembly around September 26.
US President Barack Obama had congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a phone call and discussed Indo-US strategic partnership.
Obama had told Modi that the largest democracy in the world had given a decisive mandate. The US leader had also expressed the hope that under Modi’s leadership, India would play a significant role on the global stage.
The Obama Administration also said that Modi was welcome to visit the US.
(With PTI inputs)