First time since Donald Trump took over as the President of the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Washington later this year, White House said on Wednesday in an indication of the continuing bonhomie between the two nations under the new administration despite the recent unease over visa curbs.
No specific date has been mentioned, a statement from the White House said:
“President Trump also said he looks forward to hosting Prime Minister Modi in Washington later this year.”
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Meanwhile, PM Modi had two telephonic conversations with President Trump since his inauguration in January. The latest conversations took place on Monday, when President Trump called the Prime Minister to congratulate him about the BJP’s sweeping victories in recent round of state elections. The rare gesture indicated the continuing warmth in bilateral relations.
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This was the second time that Trump called PM Modi — the first occasion was in January, when they discussed the security situation in South and Central Asia. At the time, President Trump had also invited PM Modi to visit the US.