Narendra Modi US visit highlights: Prime Minister leaves for Amsterdam after ‘historic’ US visit

PM Narendra Modi US visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during joint Indo-US statement invited President Donald Trump and his family for a visit to India. Both the leaders said that the two nations have agreed to work on counter-terrorism operations.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2017 9:21 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump hug each other before the joint statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in the United States on the second leg of his three-nation tour, left for Amsterdam after he met US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. During the meeting between the two leaders focused on pushing the strategic ties. Trump also hosted PM Modi for a ‘working dinner’, in a first, at the White House.

At the joint press statement, President Donald Trump described US as a “true friend” to India and said both the countries are working towards eradicating radical Islamic terrorism. Trump also congratulated India for being the fastest growing economy and said that he looks forward to invest more US energy in India. Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude to Trump and invited him and his family to visit India.

During the meeting with CEOs on Sunday, PM Modi had asked them to invest in India stating that it is ‘a business-friendly destination and that things will only get better once the game-changing tax reform is implemented’. Modi also addressed the Indian diaspora at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia and talked about the surgical strikes conducted by India after Uri terror attack last year. He said that the strikes proved that India can stand in its own defence when needed.

Below are the highlights:

8:00 am: PM Modi will visit Amsterdam, where he will meet with Dutch PM Mark Rutte. Much like US visit, the issue of global terrorism and security is one of the issues that is likely to be discussed between the two leaders.

7:20 am: In a statement, MEA described the US visit as ‘historic’ and said the countries have set “new milestones” in Indo-US relationship. Click here to read 

7:05 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi issues a joint statement with President Donald Trump. Watch Video:

6:58 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for visit to Amsterdam after US visit.

6:54 am: To read the full joint Indo-US statement, CLICK HERE

6:52 am: Prime Minister, during its joint statement, invites President Donald Trump and his family to India. “I would like to invite you to India, along with your family. And I hope that you will give me the opportunity to welcome you and host you in India,” he said.

6:50 am: During the joint statement, President Donald Trump said that both the nations will work towards destroying radical Islamic terrorism. He also said that US is looking forward to exporting more energy to India as its economy continues to grow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stressed on fighting terrorism in his joint statement and said both the nations have agreed on counter-terrorism operation.

6:45 am: President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi take no questions after joint statement. Both the leaders gave each other a hug before the joint statement.

6:44 am: The leaders are committed to continue close consultations and cooperation in support of Afghanistan’s future. President Trump welcomed further Indian contributions to promote Afghanistan’s democracy, stability, prosperity, and security. Both the leaders called upon all nations to resolve territorial and maritime disputes peacefully and in accordance with international law: Indo-US statement.

5.20 am: PM Narendra Modi leaves the White House.

4.17 am: Hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh were also presented to President Trump.

4.15 am: PM Modi gave President Trump a folio containing an original commemorative postal stamp that had been issued by India in 1965.

3.24 am: PM Modi said they have agreed to work closely on boosting maritime trade and cooperation and lauded Trump’s commitment towards strong India-USA bilateral relations.

3.20 am: Trade, commerce and investment are key areas. Technology, innovation and knowledge economy are also areas were are actively looking at: PM Modi

3.17 am: PM Modi said India consider USA as a valued partner in their flagship programmes and added that they discussed the problems arising due to terrorism and radicalisation.

3.14 am: Both India and USA are global engines of growth. Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us: PM Modi

3.10 am: Prime Minister Modi speaks during the joint presser, says his talks with US President are an important moment in the cooperation between both the nations.

3.08 am: PM Modi invited my daughter Ivanka to lead US delegation to the global entrepreneurship in India, and I believe she has accepted: President Trump

3.07 am: Always had admiration for your country, people, culture, heritage and traditions: President Trump tells Modi.

3.06 am: Both countries are affected by terror, and we resolve that will destroy radical Islamic terror: President Trump

3.05 am: You have a true friend in the White House…our ties have never been stronger and better: President Trump

3.04 am: During the joint press meet, US President Donald Trump said it was great honour to welcome the leader of the world’s largest democracy.

3.02 am:  PM Modi and President Trump are currently issuing a joint statement at the Rose Garden in the White House.

2.40 am: Modi and Trump will give a joint press statement in Rose Garden, White House shortly.

2.20 am: US first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump welcome PM Modi on his arrival at the White House.

2.05 am: During delegation level talks, President Trump thanked India for ordering equipment from the US and insisted that no one makes military equipment like the US.

2.00 am: Delegation level talks are underway between India and USA in the cabinet room at the White House, reports ANI.

1.40 am: “You have done a great job economically and you are doing well in so many ways,I would like to congratulate you,” President Trump was quoted as saying by PM Modi.

1.38 am: PM Modi and US President Donald Trump are currently holding their first face-to-face meeting in Washington.

1.26 am: President Donald Trump has welcomed me with immense warmth. I thank him for the welcome: PM Modi.

1.15 am: Prime Minister Modi reached the White House as US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania receive him outside.

1.05 am: PM Modi has arrived at the White House to meet President Trump.

12.05 am:

11.35 pm: Meanwhile, this is what Apple CEO Tim Cook has to say about Modi’s visit.

11.14 pm: India has welcomed the US’s move. Reflecting on this notification, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said,”India welcomes this notification. It underlines also quite strongly that both India and the US face threat of terrorism.”

10.55 pm: Hours before the first meeting Modi and Trump, the US State Department has designated Syed Salahuddin, the head of Kashmiri militant group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as a specially designated global terrorist.

10.41 pm: MEA presser is currently underway ahead of Modi-Trump meet.

9:25 pm: I think US has come to terms with reality that Pakistan’s and America’s policies, especially in relation to terrorist groups don’t coincide: Haqqani

9:15 pm: I think President Trump and PM Modi will probably lay foundations of much stronger India US partnership: Former Pakistan envoy to US, Husain Haqqani

9:10 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC. (ANI photo)

8:55 pm: There’s an inherent tension between America first and Make in India. Trump wants to keep jobs in US, Modi wants American, Western companies to go to India. There is still scope for cooperation. India US relation is invested with so much goodwill, ANI quotes Michael Kugelman, South Asia senior associate Wilson Center.

8:50 pm:

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  1. C
    Jun 27, 2017 at 10:42 am
    Yes, yes, we know (yawn).... everything Modi ji does is historic. Even when he lets one rip!! The proof however is in the eating. Let's wait and see just what this bonhomie translates into after six months.
    1. R
      Jun 27, 2017 at 8:59 am
      Good visit by our PM, the words True Friend is being uttered by Obama several times and now Trump, a Dinner, a call on Pakistan and conclusion if Drone s, naming a terrorist, invitation to the US first family to visit our Incredible India. What else?
      1. D
        Jun 27, 2017 at 8:16 am
        What about Diner? Did feku enjoyed beef ? I bet trump spent few hours in shower after meeting feku.
        1. I
          Indhiya kudi
          Jun 27, 2017 at 8:36 am
          Instead of writing comments on policies, you write this way. It is the fault of your neighbour who is to be blamed.
        2. T
          Jun 27, 2017 at 6:07 am
          Why can't Modi resist from giving his bear hugs to all the world leaders-----Trump looked visibly uncomfortable after the hugs 😣
          1. S
            Jun 27, 2017 at 7:51 am
            Yes, Yes. Trump was visibly uncomfortable as you say mighty Truth. We never knew that in your world Truth actually means LIES. You only rely on rumors and you turn them into infallible TRUTHs. Thank you so much but no thanks.
            1. T
              Jun 27, 2017 at 8:33 am
              Bhakt Troll zara dimag lagake SOCH,,, Andh Bhakti se mat SOCH,,,Phir Soch soch kar sochte reh ja 🤓
          2. G
            George Cruz
            Jun 27, 2017 at 5:48 am
            All the useless opposition parties like the communal congress, the communists, the TMC, etc and feeling the heat after Modi's trip to US because these useless opposition parties were instrumental in blocking the US visa to Modi during the communal congress party.
            1. G
              Jun 27, 2017 at 5:10 am
              When Modi sheepishly said this: "Both India and USA are global engines of growth" and then giggled hi.....hi...
              1. S
                Jun 27, 2017 at 7:54 am
                What is your point? Can't do without bleating like a goat?
                1. T
                  Jun 27, 2017 at 9:10 am
                  So only you have the authority to go OINK OINK 🐷 ?
                2. K
                  Kishor Bhatt
                  Jun 27, 2017 at 8:42 am
                  Just watch your bloody dirty face in the mirror before you comment anything.
                3. C
                  C Sunil
                  Jun 27, 2017 at 3:31 am
                  Judging from the enthusiasm, "gaurashaks" seems to be so eager to suk beef eaters dck. It is nauseating to see a "street bully" representing the nation, in white house.
                  1. S
                    Jun 27, 2017 at 8:00 am
                    Then you should have hired Imam of Jama Masjid the beef eater to meet Trump on your behalf as in your opinion he is the only guy competent to suck of Trump's what you know.... You crooked Mallu slave of Arabia!
                    1. K
                      Kishor Bhatt
                      Jun 27, 2017 at 8:41 am
                      Why just you traitors can't keep your filthy trap shut.
                      1. S
                        Jun 27, 2017 at 9:56 am
                        You should be deported to Pakistan immediately
                      2. K
                        Kulmohan Singh
                        Jun 27, 2017 at 2:15 am
                        PM should also take his wife on tours like this and to meet with foreign dignitaries
                        1. M
                          Jun 27, 2017 at 2:32 am
                          Why his wife? Wives of if so many members of Brahmin American Foundation are visiting him!
                          1. V
                            Jun 27, 2017 at 3:35 am
                            Regarding Modi ji's strategy/ideology is very straightforward: 1. Do get married, 2. Use your wife, finally 3. Refuse your wife.
                            1. T
                              Jun 27, 2017 at 7:44 am
                              Like all sickular leaders Fk.g your mom, life partner.
                              1. T
                                Jun 27, 2017 at 7:45 am
                                Vong! Your neighbour is iusing your father's female asset. You do it for your life partner.
                                1. I
                                  Indhiya kudi
                                  Jun 27, 2017 at 7:48 am
                                  Fake Manjunatha! Right from your g ma all ladies of your family were used used by mull's and all your street people.
                                  1. S
                                    Jun 27, 2017 at 8:02 am
                                    And your mother?
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