Published On: Mon, Jun 12th, 2017

Modi, Trump To Meet On June 26 In Washington

A deeper bilateral engagement is on the card between India and Pakistan when top leaders of the two nations will meet on June 26.

New Delhi and Washington announced today Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet United States President Donald Trump after a day when the Indian counterpart will arrive in D.C.

New momentum in the relationships is expected amid withdrawal of US from the Paris climate deal citing it favors India and China.

Modi, Trump To Meet On June 26 In Washington

A released statement from the Indian foreign ministry said new direction for deeper bilateral ties will emerge through discussions between the two leaders on issues of mutual interest and consolidation of multi-dimensional strategic partnership.

The meeting will be first between Modi and Trump, but the two leaders have spoken over telephone three times since January 20 when Trump became president.

Modi took office in 2014 and the ties between the two countries then moved towards a closer strategic entrance. Former US President Barack Obama was invited to India’s Republic Day parade a year later as chief guest.

India formally became republic in 1950 and since then Obama was the first US president to have been invited for such celebration as guest of honor.

Modi and Trump will again meet on July 7-8 at the G-20 meet in Hamburg.

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