Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address the Indian diaspora on June 25 in Washington DC during his latest visit to the US as PM.
Around 800 attendees are expected to attend the event and invites have been sent out by the Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna.
PM Modi and US President Donald Trump will review the entire gambit of ties between the two nations. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said while announcing the visit, “All areas of bilateral cooperation and also concerning with the region, the global situation, security, terrorism, stability will be discussed. We look forward to this particular visit and discussion between the Prime Minister and President Trump providing not only further impetus but the further direction to this relationship.”
The Modi-Trump meet comes at a time when the H1-B visa programme is under intense scrutiny and President Trump has announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords. Trump had then called out India and China for being some of the world’s biggest polluters and had alleged that under the climate accord the US would have to pay India ‘billions and billions of dollars.’ The Indian government is looking forward to smoothing out any wrinkles with the new administration, regarding immigration reform and reaffirm the US-India partnership in the spheres of international diplomacy and defence and security in the region.
PM Modi will also engage the business community while he is in Washington.