Washington, June 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the White House and met the United States President Donald Trump in Washington DC. He was welcomed by the President and first lady Melania Trump, where they had a short one-on-one interaction. In the opening statements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked President Trump for the hospitality he extended to the Indian contingent. He also remembered what he Trump had said about him when he was not even President.

“When President Trump had visited India in 2014, he was not even the President then, but when people asked about me, he had good things to say. It was heartening,” said PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Donald Trump had around half-an-hour long one-on-one interaction. After that, both the countries were engaged in a delegation-level talks headed by the two leaders of the biggest democracies in the world.

PM Narendra Modi will then attend a short photo-op with the media which will then be followed by a working dinner at the White House with Donald Trump, the first of its kind under this administration.

On the first day, the PM held a roundtable with 21 top executives of US-based companies and suggested that they should invest in India. The US-based CEOs include Google’s Sundar Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook and Mastercard’s Ajay Banga.