Modi to visit US on June 7, 8

Modi to visit  US on June 7, 8

 India and the United States on Friday announced the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Washington from June 7 to 8.

“The main objective of the forthcoming visit of the prime minister would be to consolidate the progress made in diverse areas such as economy, energy, environment, defence and security, and to intensify cooperation for the future,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement here. It noted that India-US bilateral strategic partnership had developed strongly, particularly during the last two years under the leadership of Modi and American President Barack Obama.

The White House too issued a statement in Washington on Friday.
“The visit will highlight the deepening of the US-India relationship in key areas since the President’s visit to New Delhi in January 2015. The President looks forward to discussing progress made on our climate change and clean energy partnership, security and defense cooperation, and economic growth priorities,” said Josh Earnest, Press Secretary,  White House.

Apart from meeting Obama,  the prime minister will also address a joint meeting of the US Congress during his visit to Washington. “He (Prime Minister) will be the first foreign leader to be given this honour in 2016. The US Congress has been a source of strength for the India-US strategic partnership and the India Congressional Caucus is the largest such group in the US Congress,” said Vikas Swarup, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs.

The prime minister will have an interaction with CEOs of major US companies during the visit.

“Realisation of the full potential of our economic partnership has been a key priority for both countries and the progress achieved in this regard is reflected in the increased investment flows,” the MEA stated.

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