US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25
New Delhi : The US President Donald Trump will be officially visiting India on February 24 and 25, confirmed the White House. The President and his wife Melania Trump will be traveling to Ahmedabad, Gujarat apart from New Delhi.
"President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24-25, 2020. The President and The First Lady will travel to New Delhi and Ahmedabad, which is in Prime Minister Modi's home state of Gujarat and played such an important role in Mahatma Gandhi's life and leadership of the Indian independence movement," said White House.
The White House also mentioned that the two leaders over the phone call agreed that the trip will "further strengthen the United States-India strategic partnership and highlight the strong and enduring bonds between the American and Indian people."
"President @realDonaldTrump & @FLOTUS will travel to India from February 24-25 to visit Prime Minister @narendramodi! The trip will further strengthen the U.S.-India strategic partnership & highlight the strong & enduring bonds between the American & Indian people," the White House tweeted.
Earlier, News Heads had reported that a person close to the planning of the visit said that Donald Trump may arrive in India in the first half of the February. However, the timing will depend on the duration of the US Senate trial, expected to start this week, to determine if Trump should be removed from office in impeachment proceedings.
Last year, Donald Trump had expressed his inability to attend India's Republic Day as the chief guest due to schedule constraints.