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Modi invites Trump and his family to India, Ivanka to lead delegation to country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump spoke in the Rose Garden at the White House on Monday after a bilateral meeting with senior members of their administrations.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2017 04:55 IST
Narendra Modi,Donald Trump,Ivanka Trump
US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, lead a delegation to India for an entrepreneurship summit.(Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited US President Donald Trump to visit him in India with his family, and capped the offer with a hug on Monday.

Modi and Trump spoke in the Rose Garden after a bilateral meeting with senior members of their administrations.

Modi tells Trump, “I would like to invite you and your family” to India.

As they concluded their remarks, Modi and Trump walked up to each other and embraced.

Trump said the US and India were working to grow their respective economies.

Trump said his daughter, Ivanka Trump, had accepted an invitation to travel to India this fall for an entrepreneurship summit.

An American businesswomen and former fashion model, Ivanka Trump is also an assistant to her father. Modi said he was eager to welcome Ivanka Trump to India.

The US President said trade between the two global powers must be “fair and reciprocal” and he hoped barriers would be removed to the exports of US goods to Indian markets.

Meanwhile, defining himself and Prime Minister Modi as ‘believers’, Donald Trump said that both of them are the world leaders who also interact with the people on social media.

“Prime Minister Modi and I are the believers... India has fastest growing economy and we will catch you soon,” Trump said.

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 04:29 IST