Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted the invitation of the US (US) Congressional management to handle a joint assembly of the Home of Representatives and Senate throughout his state go to to Washington on June 22.
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Modi took to Twitter to answer Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s tweet outlining the invitation final week. The PM thanked McCarthy, Home minority chief Hakeem Jeffries, Senate majority chief Chuck Schumer and Senate minority chief Mitch McConnell who had collectively invited him.
Modi tweeted, “I’m honored to just accept and stay up for as soon as once more deal with a Joint Assembly of the Congress. We’re happy with our Complete World Strategic Partnership with the US, constructed upon the muse of shared democratic values, robust people-to-people ties, and an unwavering dedication to world peace and prosperity.”
This would be the second time Modi will probably be addressing the US Congress. As HT reported final week, this places him in a choose group of world leaders who’ve had the identical honour. Solely Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Yitzhak Rabin and Benjamin Netanyahu have gotten a possibility to talk to the US legislative department on Capitol Hill in Washington DC greater than as soon as.
In addition to the deal with to the Congress, Modi, in the course of the state go to, is predicted to fulfill President Joe Biden for a personal dinner on June 21; he’ll obtain a ceremonial welcome in White Home and take part in each one on one talks with Biden and bilateral delegation degree talks on June 22 and attend a state dinner in his honour the identical night after addressing the Congress. On June 23, Modi is predicted to take part in occasions across the tech partnership, deal with enterprise executives and professionals at Kennedy Centre, and converse at a diaspora occasion earlier than heading again to India the identical evening.
As HT reported final week, Modi’s go to will start in New York on June 21, the place he’ll lead the worldwide group on the north lawns of the UN headquarters in marking the Worldwide Day of Yoga, with over 2000 members anticipated to hitch.
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The deliverables in the course of the bilateral leg of the go to revolve round boosting the India-US defence partnership with a concentrate on co-production and co-development, know-how switch and defence innovation in addition to ramping up cooperation in domains resembling area, synthetic intelligence, high-powered computing, information partnership, and easing mobility hyperlinks.