Narendra Modi likely to meet Barack Obama in September; leaders to discuss bilateral issues

The invitation by the US President was extended to Modi after he was sworn-in as the Prime Minister.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 5, 2014 6:20 pm
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. 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.

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)

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  1. J
    JP20202
    Jun 5, 2014 at 4:00 am
    Pretty bad idea and being a 1/4 of US ally won't give any different result even in modi termModi should avoid that West controlled UN emby instead he should focus on improving relations with russia and clearing up mess with china.or Atleast he should visit separately after UN meeting to make fair deals.
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      Katewal
      Jun 5, 2014 at 11:29 pm
      If Mr.Modi want to architect India into a first world country then India needs a very good relation with the US.
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      1. W
        whitehand
        Jun 5, 2014 at 10:32 am
        USA ishould be declared largest terrorist country.parasites
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          whitehand
          Jun 5, 2014 at 10:33 am
          all countries trade between themselves in local currencies .f*** america.
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            nikhil
            Jun 5, 2014 at 4:22 am
            nimmakkan neeven us ninda publish madtiro illa indiadindana modle namm pm photo haki next obama no yarodo photo haki .......
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              LambdaCube
              Jun 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm
              A realism-based foreign policy is necessary. And realism dictates the PM has to work with the US to further Indian interests. The problem is, India's interests have suffered in the past because it pursued a foreign-policy of idealism, not clinical realism. In fact, PM's refusal to go to US would be as idealism-based (and counter to India's interests) as the UPA's goading of USA was, to deny him visa in 2005. Idealism meaming: eg NAM, or, "Modi should avoid that West controlled UN", as was said in another comment here. Do you think China doesn't think so too? But does it act on it at this moment? Before doing something at the international level, like pulling out of UN etc, you have to simulate through all the consequences and also ensure you have the national power to deal with it. A neighbour on your western border shows an example of what happens if you base decisions more on medieval bluster and less on brains.
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                Romit
                Jun 5, 2014 at 6:59 am
                US denied him access in yankee land for over 12 years, yet Modi is salivating at the prospect of visiting Uncle Sam. Bilateral issues my foot, US wants to engage India to contain China. Obviously Modi's skin is far thicker than an average Indian politican. Or may be Obama knows some REALLY interesting secret about him which he wants to share! ; )
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                  Rationalist Central
                  Jun 9, 2014 at 8:40 am
                  Disagree on all counts. Modi should meet Obama on sidelines of his New York visit to UN General embly on 26th, not go to washington on 30th, siting lack of time. A big no to a separate visit in his first year in office. Invite Obama to India instead.
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