Narendra Modi’s US visit likely to be a ‘no frills’ one, focus on strengthening Indo-US ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit US between June 25 and June 27, landing straight Washington DC. There's however no immediate knowledge of his schedule and the event is likely to be a no frills one, restricted to meetings with US President Donald Trump.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 7, 2017 11:49 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet US President Donald Trump for the first time since he took oath of office in January this year. Speculations are rife that this trip will be one little to no fanfare, restricted only to business. According to a report in today’s Economic Times, the two leaders will also meet at the G20 Summit later in July. The officials still want to go ahead with the visit in order to enable the two world leaders to get to know each other, in a way ensuring a bilateral meeting before a multilateral one.

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit US between June 25 and June 27, landing straight in Washington DC. The ET reported that plans for a sortie to Houston planned by community activists has been cancelled. His schedule at the White House also appears restricted with a details yet to be taken on the timings and the format of the meeting between the two leaders.

According to reports, Modi is also schedule to have a few business engagements that will include industry round-table with US CEOs along with meetings with individual lawmakers.

The leaders have previously had telephonic conversation where the US emphasised that it considered India “a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world.” Economy and defense partnerships were also discussed along with strengthening of the security of the South and Central Asia regions. Trump and Modi both resolved to fight together in the “global fight against terrorism.” Trump had also noted that he would look forward to meeting Modi later in the year.

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    Kushal Shah
    Jun 14, 2017 at 6:39 am
    Prime Minister Modi needs to ensure that his promise of full Dual Citizenship for NRIs, OCI card holders and the entire indian diaspora is fulfilled to encourage investment in India and progress.
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    SPTuteja
    Jun 12, 2017 at 8:27 pm
    PM Modi is a Gujrati, and knows how to extract money and funds as he has been doing ever since he visited just any country, here, there and every where. even Muslims counties. And Trump is already grave and opposed to Islamic and Muslim fanatics, and it will not require much efforts to benefit India during talks in June end. However, Modi will also extract lbetter terms for Visas for Indians, being technically competent and hard working, and much more being also sincere to US in every way. We look for good cooperation including towards terrorist threats, specially from stan. Suraj Parkash
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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Jun 7, 2017 at 4:53 pm
    Hope PM Modi who is shrewd and Intelligent must be very careful while dea with the present US President who is unpredictable and even if agreed and signed the Memo um he will unilaterally withdraw which we had already seen from the Climate Deal and it is better not to do anything out of the way to please him and instead keep him at a distance and it seems bad times are ahead for USA and its people for electing him as their Leader to lead from the front but in the ends US will lose its credibility !!!
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