Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Washington D.C. on June 7-8 at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama. The main objective of the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister would be to consolidate the progress made in diverse areas such as economy, energy, environment, defence and security, and to intensify cooperation for the future, said the Ministry of External Affairs in a press release.
The India-US bilateral strategic partnership has developed strongly, particularly during the last two years under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and President Obama, it said. The Prime Minister has also been invited by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative Paul Ryan to address a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress, which he has accepted, said the MEA.
He will be the first foreign leader to be given this honour in 2016, it said, adding that the U.S. Congress has been a source of strength for the India-U.S. strategic partnership and the India Congressional Caucus is the largest such group in the U.S. Congress. During the visit, Prime Minster Modi will have interaction with CEOs of major U.S. companies.
Realisation of the full potential of our economic partnership has been a key priority for both the countries and the progress achieved in this regard is reflected in the increased investment flows.