US President Donald Trump to meet PM Narendra Modi twice
New Delhi : The United States on Saturday announced that President Donald Trump will be holding a bilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday, which will be his second meeting in three days including the “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston, on the opening day of the 74th UN general assembly debates.
In between the two meetings, Donald Trump will also be meeting the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday. They will be meeting only once, according to details of the president’s UNGA engagements announced by a senior administration official, and not twice as had been reported by Pakistani media citing officials.
President Trump is also hosting a reception on Tuesday for heads of delegations and governments, which Prime Minister Modi is skipping because he will be hosting at the same time an event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It’s a marquee event for India’s, to be attended by UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, South Korea President Moon Jae-in and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loon.