The US President declared, the two countries might sign a trade deal.
US President Donald Trump, along with First Lady Melania Trump will arrive for a two-day India visit on February 24. He will travel to New Delhi and Ahmedabad, which is in PM Modi’s home state of Gujarat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted today that he was “extremely delighted” that US President Donald Trump will visit India on February 24 and 25.
“India will accord a memorable welcome to our esteemed guests. This visit is a very special one and it will go a long way in further cementing India-USA friendship,” PM Modi tweeted.
“India and USA share a common commitment to democracy and pluralism. Our nations are cooperating extensively on a wide range of issues. Robust friendship between our nations augurs well not only for our citizens but also for the entire world,” posted the Prime Minister.
PM Modi tweeted hours after President Trump told reporters in the US that he was looking forward to his first visit to India and indicated that the two countries may sign a trade deal.
The US President and First Lady Melania Trump will tour Delhi as well as Ahmedabad in the PM’s home state Gujarat, where they are to address an event at a giant stadium on the lines of “Howdy, Modi” in Houston, Texas, last year. The event will be called “Kem Chho, Trump”; “Kem Chho” is the Gujarati equivalent of “Howdy”.
The president, in response to questions, also indicated that he is willing to sign a trade deal with India if it is the right one.
Over the last three years, President Trump and PM Modi have developed a personal friendship and last year, they met four times including at the Houston event for Indian Americans.
This is Trump’s first visit to India. His predecessor Barack Obama visited India twice, in 2010 and 2015.