Modi to make his first state visit to US in June

Modi to make his first state visit to US in June

WASHINGTON: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the United States again in June this year, his fourth since he took charge of his office in May 2014.

Earlier this week, four US lawmakers sent a letter to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, asking him to invite Mr Modi to address a joint congressional session during his state visit to Washington on June 7-8.

This will be Mr Modi’s first ‘state’ visit, as previous visits were either ‘official’ or to attend summit meetings. He was in Washington earlier this month as well for the nuclear security summit.

Officials at the Indian embassy told Washington-based Indian journalists that while details of the visit were still being finalised, Mr Modi would get all the protocols associated with a state visit, which often includes address to a joint session of the US Congress.


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