New Delhi: As the whole country is waiting in eager anticipation to hosting the US President, Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania Trump on Sunday left from White House for Andrews Air Force Base, from where they will depart for India. Just before embarking upon the journey to India, Trump said that he is looking forward to being with the people of India. He also called PM Modi a great friend of him. Also Read - Donald Trump India visit: Full Schedule of US President's 36 Hours Stay
“I look forward to being with the people of India, we will be with millions and millions of people. I get along very well with PM Modi, he is a friend of mine. PM told me this will be the biggest event they have ever had,” Trump said.
Trump is arriving on his maiden two-day visit to India on Monday. With this, he becomes the seventh American President to visit the country. He has a jam-packed schedule for around 36 hours which he will spend in India.
Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, the US President will begin the trip with a visit to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Monday. Then he will participate in the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at around 1:05 PM, where he will address a crowd of more than 100,000 people at the Motera Stadium in the city.
After the event in Ahmedabad, the US President and the First Lady will make a brief stop at Agra where they will visit the Taj Mahal and then will depart for the national capital.
Part of the trip, the US President will first receive a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on February 25. After that there will be delegation-level talks between Trump and Modi at the Hyderabad House in the national capital on Tuesday afternoon. The talks would be followed by the exchange of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries.