US President Donald 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.
“President @realDonaldTrump & @FLOTUS will travel to India from February 24-25 to visit Prime Minister @narendramodi! The trip will further strengthen the U.S.-India strategic partnership & highlight the strong & enduring bonds between the American & Indian people,” the White House tweeted.
President Trump will be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump.
“At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald J. Trump accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump will pay a State Visit to India on February 24-25. This will be the President’s first visit to India,” Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
“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,” the statement said.
The global strategic partnership between India and the U.S. 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, it said.
The visit will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to review progress in bilateral ties and further strengthen our strategic partnership.