Modi arrives in Washington, DC, for talks with TrumpJune 25, 2017 07:58
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Washington, DC, on the second leg of his three-nation tour for his first bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump, as the two leaders are set to hold discussions on a set of "strategically important" issues.
Modi arrived in the American capital early today after a day-long working visit to Portugal, the first-ever bilateral visit by an Indian PM to the European nation. Modi's three-day visit to the US will begin today.
The PM will interact with about 20 leading American CEOs followed by an Indian-American community event in the DC suburb of Virginia. The programme is likely to be attended by about 600 members of the community.
American CEOs expected to meet Modi today include Apple's Tim Cook, Walmart's Doug McMillon, Caterpillar's Jim Umpleby, Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella.
Trump will host Modi at the White House on Monday afternoon and the two leaders would spend about five hours together in various settings beginning with their bilateral discussion, delegation level talks, a reception and a working dinner, the first of its kind hosted by this administration.
The two leaders will not address a press conference but will issue individual press statements.