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India’s PM Modi To Visit Washington DC, Meet Obama And Address US Congress


At the invitation of the US President Barack Obama, India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Washington DC on June 7-8, 2016.

The India-US bilateral strategic partnership has developed strongly, particularly during the last two years under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and President Obama. The main objective of the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister would be to consolidate the progress made in diverse areas such as economy, energy, environment, defense and security, and to intensify cooperation for the future, according to the Indian government.

Modi has also been invited by the Speaker of the US House of Representative Paul Ryan, to address a Joint Meeting of the US Congress which he has accepted. He will be the first foreign leader to be given this honor in 2016. The US Congress has been a source of strength for the India-US strategic partnership and the India Congressional Caucus is the largest such group in the US Congress, the Indian government said.

During the visit, Modi will have interaction with CEOs of major US companies.

“Realization of the full potential of our economic partnership has been a key priority for both the countries and the progress achieved in this regard is reflected in the increased investment flows,” the Indian government said.

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