Red Carpet To Be Rolled Out For Modi At White House
New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on his four days three-nation visit on Saturday, a lot of speculations are being made regarding his talks with US President. PM Modi will be meeting US President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday. This would be the first time that Trump would be hosting a White House Dinner to a head of the State. Modi in his social media handle wrote, “I look forward to building a forward-looking vision for our partnership with the new Administration in the United States under President Trump”.
According to reports, the White House will welcome the Prime Minister by “rolling out a red carpet.” PM Modi will arrive in Washington at 6 am IST on Sunday after a stopover in Portugal. According to a senior White House official, PM Modi will be the first world leader to be hosted by President Trump for a working dinner at the White House. See Also: Police Shocked At New Revelations About Rajiv
“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. 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 told a news agency.
The two leaders were scheduled to have a one-on-one meeting on Monday from where they will move towards an hour-long bilateral meeting. Later they would address the press, after which they will move to a cocktail reception before finally ending the day with a working dinner.
“So it’s a long interaction, lots of time for the two leaders to get to know each other, to interact on the critical issues that face our two countries,” the official told reporters. See Also: Officials Suspect If Chinnari Is Alive?
PM Modi’s fourth visit to the US is likely to focus on three major sectors: Defence, terrorism and energy. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Friday where Tillerson said that the visit would enhance the mutual interest of the two nations in fighting against terrorism and economic growth. The Prime Minister’s visit “will strengthen ties between the United States and India and advance our common interest in fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and prosperity, and expanding security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region,” a State Department spokesperson told reporters.
Apart from this, the White House has confirmed that the two leaders will also discuss on the civil nuclear deal. Later they would discuss issues related to climate change, according to sources.
However, the issue of H1-B Visa Policy is not expected to come up during contention, though it is a point of contention. Besides the official engagements, PM Modi is expected to hold a meeting with a few US CEOs and will address the Indian community in Virginia. The State visit is not extensive as earlier visits. See Also: Centre De-Notifies NHW In Telangana As State Govt Chooses Liquor Over NHWs