After Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his happiness over the upcoming visit of the President of the United States (POTUS), U.S. Ambassador to India Ken Juster took to his official Twitter handle and expressed his hope that the visit by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will strengthen the ties between India and the United States of America.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken to his official Twitter handle to express his happiness over the upcoming visit of the POTUS. Modi, who in Trump's own words, shares a good relationship with him also announced that India will accord a memorable welcome to the esteemed guests.
Extremely delighted that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS will visit India on 24th and 25th February. India will accord a memorable welcome to our esteemed guests.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2020
This visit is a very special one and it will go a long way in further cementing India-USA friendship.
PM Modi also drew commonalities between India's and the US's commitment to democracy and pluralism. A friendship between both the nations termed as 'robust' also has been called by the Prime Minister to augur well for the entire world.
India and USA share a common commitment to democracy and pluralism. Our nations are cooperating extensively on a wide range of issues. Robust friendship between our nations augurs well not only for our citizens but also for the entire world.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2020
India's envoy to Washington DC, Taranjit Singh Sandhu stated that the US President's forthcoming visit is a "reflection of the strong personal rapport" between Trump and Modi. "It also demonstrates their strong desire to take the relationship to new heights."
President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Narendra Modi his friend and claimed that PM said they will have five to seven million people to receive them through Ahmedabad airport to Motera stadium. Addressing reporters in White House on Wednesday, Trump hinted at a possible trade deal with India on the cards during the visit.
He said, "I am (going to India). He (PM Modi) said we'll have millions and millions of people. He thinks we'll have 5-7 million people just from the airport to the new stadium (Motera Stadium). PM Modi is a friend of mine, he's a great gentleman and I look forward to going to India." On the Motera stadium, President Trump said that it is the largest cricket stadium in the world and has almost completed construction.