Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump will have their first bilateral meeting on June 26 in Washington DC, the government said today. PM Modi travels to the US on June 25 for his first visit since the Trump administration took charge.
“Their discussions will provide a new direction for deeper bilateral engagement on issues of mutual interest and consolidation of multi-dimensional strategic partnership between India and the US,” said an official statement. The two leaders have spoken on the phone at least three times.
PM Modi’s first talks with Mr Trump take place in the shadow of his sharp comments on India while announcing America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate deal. India, he said, had made its participation “contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid.”