Modi in US: Donald Trump calls PM ‘true friend’ ahead of White House dinner

"Look forward to welcoming India's PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!," Trump posted on his official Twitter handle.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 25, 2017 8:34 pm
Narendra Modi, US visit, Narendra Modi US visit, Donald Trump, Modi in US, PM Modi, in his reply to President Trump, thanked him for the “warm personal welcome” and said he was “greatly” looking forward to the meeting and discussions at the White House.

Ahead of their maiden meeting, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday saying “strategic issues” would be on the table when he holds talks with his “true friend” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington on Monday, as the two leaders look to strike a personal rapport. “Look forward to welcoming India’s PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!,” Trump posted on his official Twitter handle.

PM Modi, in his reply to President Trump, thanked him for the “warm personal welcome” and said he was “greatly” looking forward to the meeting and discussions at the White House. PM Modi, who arrived in Washington on Sunday morning, will hold summit talks with Trump on Monday afternoon in the White House and the two leaders would spend several hours together in various settings including one-on-one and delegation-level meetings, a reception, and a working dinner. The working dinner that Trump is hosting for Modi is the first of its kind under the current US administration.

“The White House is very interested in making this a special visit. We’re really seeking to roll out the red carpet. In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House,” a senior administration official told reporters at the White House. “This will be the first dinner for a foreign dignitary at the White House under this administration. So, we think that’s very significant,” the official said.

PM Modi was welcomed with loud cheers and applause by the Indian community members who were waiting outside the Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington to catch a glimpse of the Indian leader. During his visit, Modi will also meet top American CEOs of global giants, including Apple, Microsoft, and Google, with issues ranging from visas, investment and job creation expected to occupy centerstage during the discussions.

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    Devendra
    Jun 26, 2017 at 12:04 am
    Who is the only guy in the photo without a coat and tie
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      Col.
      Jun 25, 2017 at 8:24 pm
      He must work with the USA a great democracy like India yet be careful on deals. Modi is very close to the Jews they may get him seduced. If China is an enemy of the USA why does she have most-favored-trade-status no genuine enemy of USA ever gets this.
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        ASHOK
        Jun 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm
        Two celebrated Jokers meeting. LOL
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          Socrates
          Jun 26, 2017 at 6:37 am
          Loser! Go prove yourself first before commenting on the successful leaders. They may be peculiar personalities, but they have made their mark professionally. Try influencing just 50 unknown people to vote for you in a mohalla election, you will know what charisma these leaders carry with them in influencing milllions It is not a fluke, their talent must be at least be acknowledged, if not respected.
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          Arun
          Jun 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm
          A "true friend" who was banned from entering the USA..., A ban normally reserved for terrorists dictators....just until a few years ago!
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            raj
            Jun 25, 2017 at 8:09 pm
            Both tyrant, clueless meeting together
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              arc
              Jun 25, 2017 at 6:52 pm
              Meeting of minds of two would be dictators. Both brainless, one a killer and the other wants to be one. With with minimum understanding of global politics. One his own b master, promoting his own business. the other a pimp for Ambanis Adanis and Surat diamond smugglers. One came to power on the strength of fake news, the other with fake degrees. I hope someone has told Fekushwar Modify that the knife at the white house dining dining is not for kill g people.
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                satyarthi
                Jun 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm
                modijeeee be careful at the dinner , Trump eats beef . If these americans eat Gau Mata in front of you , you should form a Lynch mob of devoted Hindus and Lynch them .
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                  Sham Chopra
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm
                  Except for hindus like you, whole world eats beef. Who are you going to lynch.
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                    devender
                    Jun 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm
                    Hindus will happily consume Beef in America and will not dare to offend their White masters . They just don't want poor Dalits to eat beef or any form of meat .
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