US President to host PM Modi for official visit on June 22text_fields
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosted by the US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at a state dinner at the White House, during his official state visit on June 22, according to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
The partnership with India is one of the major relations for United States, and we are looking forward to strengthen the economic ties and enhance security cooperation, Vedant Patel, Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the US Department of State, said on Monday.
During the visit, the global challenges faced by both the countries will be addressed, and the vision of India’s future will discussed. The visit is also expected to deepen the US-India shared commitment to a free, open, healthy and secure Indo-Pacific and shared resolve to assess strategic technology partnership, including defence, clean energy and space.
The US Congress has also invited Modi to address a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and Senate during the visit, according to the statement released by US Congress.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will attend at a state dinner at the White House which is being accorded to an Indian leader after 14 years, the last to be hosted being former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was hosted by then US President Barack Obama in 2009.
His first address to Congress was in 2016, becoming the sixth Indian Prime Minister to do so jointly or separately.
Jawaharlal Nehru was the the first, who addressed the House and Senate separately in 1949; Rajiv Gandhi became the second in 1985; P.V. Narasimha Rao became the third in 1994; Atal Bihari Vajpayee the fourth in 2000; and Manmohan Singh the fifth in 2005.