Narendra Modi in US: PM given warm welcome by Indians in Washington DC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in US on his second leg of three nation tour, was today greeted by people from the Indian community. PM was welcomed with a chant of "Modi-Modi" at the Joint Base Andrews in Washington. A group of people from the Indian community were also waiting for him outside a high-security hotel here where he is staying.
Modi arrived in the American capital today for his first bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump.
A small group of people from the Indian community were waiting outside Willard InterContinental to catch a glimpse of the Indian prime minister.
As Modi's motorcade arrived at the hotel, he got out of his vehicle and walked up to the group of people, waving his hand.
The Indian community members burst into loud cheers and chanted "Modi-Modi" as Modi walked up to them.
During his three-day visit, Prime Minister Modi will also interact with about 20 leading American CEOs followed by an Indian-American community event in Washington DC suburb of Virginia.
The programme is likely to be attended by about 600 members of the community.
Trump will host Modi at the White House tomorrow afternoon and the two leaders would spend about five hours together in various settings beginning with their bilateral discussion, delegation level talks, a reception and a working dinner, the first of its kind hosted by this administration.
Ahead of Modi's landing in the US, Trump said he was looking forward to discuss "important strategic issues with a true friend."
"Look forward to welcoming India's PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend," Trump
tweeted from his official Twitter handle- POTUS, an acronym for President of the US.
Modi tanked the President and said he was also "looking forward to meeting and discussions."
"Thank you @POTUS for the warm personal welcome. Greatly look forward to my meeting and discussions with you @realDonaldTrump," Modi tweeted.