New Delhi: In what would be US President Donald Trump’s first trip to India as the president, Trump will travel to India and visit New Delhi and Ahmedabad on February 24-25, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said. Also Read - No Impeachment: Senate Acquits US President Donald Trump of All Charges in Historic Vote
First Lady Melania Trump will accompany the President during his two-day visit. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, had travelled to India twice, in 2010 and 2015.
On January 16, the Ministry of External Affairs had stated that India and the United States are in contact through diplomatic channels over the proposed visit of President Trump. “Speculations have been made on this for months… When PM Modi met US President Trump, he had invited him to India… Both the countries are in contact over this. We will share with you as and when we get concrete information,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said during a briefing in New Delhi.
During the ”Howdy Modi” event in Houston last September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited Trump and his family to India, saying it will give a new height to India-US relationship
During a phone call over the weekend, Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed the trip would further strengthen the India-US strategic partnership and highlight the strong and enduring bonds between the American and Indian people.