India will accord memorable welcome to Trump: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he was extremely delighted that US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24 and 25.

“Extremely delighted that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS will visit India on 24th and 25th February. India will accord a memorable welcome to our esteemed guests. This visit is a very special one and it will go a long way in further cementing India-USA friendship,” PM Modi tweeted.

“India and USA share a common commitment to democracy and pluralism. Our nations are cooperating extensively on a wide range of issues. Robust friendship between our nations augurs well not only for our citizens but also for the entire world,” PM Modi added.

Trump will embark on a two-day visit to India from February 24 during which he will attend official engagements in New Delhi and Ahmedabad and interact with a wide cross-section of Indian society.

“During the visit, President Trump and the First Lady will attend official engagements in New Delhi and Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and interact with a wide cross-section of Indian society Ministry of External Affairs had said in a statement.

The global strategic partnership between India and the US is based on trust, shared values, mutual respect and understanding, and marked by warmth and friendship between the peoples of the two countries. The relationship has further evolved under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and President Trump, with significant progress in all areas including trade, defence, counter-terrorism, energy, coordination on regional and global issues as well as people-to-people ties, the statement said.

The visit will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to review progress in bilateral ties and further strengthen our strategic partnership.