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Modi to visit US on June 25-26, meet President Trump

12 Jun 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Modi to visit US in June

PM Narendra Modi will be visiting the US on June 25-26 to meet the new American President Donald Trump. This will be their first meeting.

The visit comes amid increasing attacks on Indians living in the US, stricter immigrant policies, and Trump's comments on India while pulling away from the Paris Agreement.

Earlier, Trump said India "contributed nothing" to the Paris deal.

In context: Modi to visit US in June

12 Jun 2017Modi to visit US on June 25-26, meet President Trump

Last bilateral contact

US National Security Adviser Gen HR Mac-Master had visited Delhi in April, after halts at Pakistan and Afghanistan, and assured India's status as a major defence partner. Discussions during that visit pertained to key regional and strategic concerns including terrorism.
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What is expected during Modi's visit?

VisitWhat is expected during Modi's visit?

On his Washington visit, Modi will be accompanied by an Indian delegation, which will be engaging with top officials in the White House.

Topics likely to be discussed are New Delhi's entry into the NSG, the new policies restricting H-1B visas, and Pakistan's role in international terror.

Modi is also expected to address the Indian diaspora at least once.

13 Jun 2017White House: Trump, Modi will outline 'common vision' for ties

The White House said the June 26 meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi would "set forth a vision that will expand the US-India partnership in an ambitious and worthy way".

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer listed terrorism, economic growth and defence cooperation among topics of mutual interest.

Together, they will "look to outline a common vision", Spicer added.

19 Jun 2017Modi's US agenda: Dinner with Trump, meeting with Indian diaspora

During PM Narendra Modi's upcoming Washington visit, US President Donald Trump will host him for a personal dinner at the White House.

No big event has been planned with the Indian diaspora unlike the Madison Square Garden program; sources attribute it to the new government's anti-immigrant mentality, but MEA said there's lack of time.

An official said no major announcements are expected this time.