New Delhi: US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, soon. Also Read - 'Special Gesture': PM Looks Forward to Donald Trump Joining Him at 'Howdy Modi' in Houston
While he will address members of the Indian diaspora with PM Modi on September 22 in Houston, Texas at the ‘Howdy Modi’ event, it is not known when and where he will meet the Pakistan Prime Minister. Also Read - 'Unprecedented, Historic': Donald Trump to Join PM Modi at 'Howdy Modi' in Houston
Addressing reporters outside the White House, the US President said, “I’ll be meeting the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan. I also think a lot of progress has been made there.” It is understood that the ‘there’ reference was for Kashmir, the special status of which was revoked by India on August 5, leading to tensions with Pakistan. Also Read - 'Howdy Modi': Over 60 US Lawmakers, Including Tusli Gabbard, to Attend PM's Houston Event
On Monday, the White House confirmed that President Trump will share the stage with Prime Minister at ‘Howdy Modi’, which will be the first time that an American President will address thousands of Indian-Americans at one place in the US.
Prime Minister Modi, responding to this, called it a ‘special gesture.’
The ‘Howdy Modi’ event will take place at Houston’s NRG Stadium, which is expected to be attended by 50,000 members of the Indian-American diaspora. Previously, he has addressed two events in the US, at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden (MSG) in 2014 and the Silicon Valley in 2016.
At 3.2 million, the Indian-Americans constitute the richest ethnic group in the US.
Donald Trump, who defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential elections, is seeking re-election next year. A Republican, he has already his candidature for the same.