US President Donald Trump has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invite to visit India, the White House said in a statement shortly after the two world leaders met in Washington.
India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, who accompanied Modi to the US, confirmed the development saying, “Yes, President Trump has accepted PM’s invitation to visit India”. He added that apart from that he has no additional details.
Earlier, while delivering a joint statement at the White House’s Rose Garden, Modi, standing along side Trump, said, “I would like to invite you to India, along with your family. And I hope that you will give me the opportunity to welcome you and host you in India.
Modi also separately invited Trump’s daughter Ivanka to the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India that will be held later this year. “And I believe she has accepted,” Trump said.
Modi was welcomed by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the White House, where the two leaders held extensive talks, including one-on-one interactions. This was the first time Modi and Trump, who have previously spoken on the phone, met.
Modi also became the first world leader whom Trump hosted at the White House for a working dinner.