Washington: After having spoken on phone three times, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump are finally meeting in person on Monday.
Modi and Trump will have a one-to-one meeting, followed by a delegation level talk, a cocktail reception and a working dinner. PM Modi is the first foreign leader to be hosted by the Trump administration.
On the agenda are a host of strategic issues like the civil nuclear deal, bilateral trade, H1B visa and India’s concerns over Pakistan-based terror outfits.
HERE ARE THE LIVE UPDATES
- We agreed to work closely on boosting maritime trade and cooperation: PM Modi
- India is committed to peace in Afghanistan, rebuilding that country is our top priority: PM Modi
- I laud your commitment towards strong India-USA bilateral relations: PM Modi
- We discussed the problems arising due to terrorism and radicalisation: PM Modi
- Trade, commerce and investment are key areas. Technology, innovation and knowledge economy are also areas were are actively looking at: PM Modi
- We consider USA a valued partner in our flagship programmes: PM Modi
- We held talks on wide range of issues pertaining to the India-USA relationship: PM Modi
- Both India and USA are global engines of growth. Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us: PM Modi
- Talks today will mark a very important page: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Both countries are affected by terror, and we resolve that will destroy radical Islamic terror: President Trump
- I welcome the Prime Minister of the biggest democracy, Terrorism is biggest threat to democracy: Donald Trump
- We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism: President Donald Trump
- PM Modi invited my daughter Ivanka to lead US delegation to the global entrepreneurship in India, and I believe she has accepted: President Trump
- You have a big vision for improving infrastructure and fighting corruption: President Trump
- You have a true friend in the White House…our ties have never been stronger and better: President Trump
- The relationship between India and USA has never been better: President Trump
- I have always had a deep admiration for your country and your people, the rich culture and traditions: President Trump to PM Modi
- Delegation level talks end. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump to issue a joint statement shortly.
- Delegation level talks between India and USA begin at White House. You have done a great job economically and you are doing well in so many ways,I would like to congratulate you: President Trump to PM Modi
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells media that he remembers that when Donald Trump visitd India, he had warm words for him,”I remember that with gratitude”
- President Trump has welcomed me with immense warmth. I thank him for the welcome: Prime Minister Narendra Modi