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White House says PM Modi’s visit to highlight growing collaboration between Indo-US ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit will highlight the growing collaboration between India and the US and their “shared leadership” on the world stage, the White House said on the eve of his arrival here.

“This visit celebrates the remarkable transformation in US-India ties. Over the last seven years, the United States and India have cemented an enduring bond of friendship, built on democratic values, open societies, and a respect for a rules-based order,” a senior administration official told PTI.

At the invitation of President Barack Obama, Modi arrives in the US capital tomorrow afternoon as he and Obama are scheduled to meet at the Oval Office.

The President will host a lunch for the Prime Minister after the meeting.

“The Prime Minister’s visit will also highlight the growing collaboration between our two countries and, more consequentially, our shared leadership on the world stage,” the official said.

“From addressing climate change and providing clean energy solutions, to deepening our economic and trade ties, to preserving cyberspace as an engine for growth and development, to protecting our shared spaces on the sea, in the air, and in space, the world is better when the United States and India lead together,” the official said.

On Wednesday, Modi would address a joint meeting of the US Congress, the first foreign leader to do so this year and also the first to address a joint meeting of the Congress under Speaker Paul Ryan.


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