An official announcement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding his first meeting with US President Donald Trump when he visits Washington on June 25-26 was made by the Foreign Ministry on Monday. He will hold talks with the US President on the second day of his visit, a statement by the ministry said.
Significantly, this will PM Modi’s first meeting with Trump who came to power in House in 2017.
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“Their discussions will provide a new direction for deeper bilateral engagement on issues of mutual interest and consolidation of a multi-dimensional strategic partnership between India and the US,” the statement said.
Notably, PM Modi last visited the US last year at the invitation of former President Barack Obama. In addition to his official talks with Obama, Modi also addressed a joint sitting of the US Congress.
In spite of the difference on some issues, Modi’s discussions with Trump are likely to find a common approach on matters related to South Asia, particularly the rise in infiltration from the neighbouring Pakistan, terrorism and India’s case for a seat at the nuclear supplier’s group. Modi has reiterated India’s support to the Paris agreement and said he is willing to go further than what has been committed under the Paris accord.