ASEAN Summit (Vientiane): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the ongoing ASEAN summit in Vientiane, Laos today. According to the White House, PM Modi will meet Obama in the afternoon and both the leaders will also make brief remarks about the meeting.
PM Modi will be meeting President Obama for the record eighth time in the last two years. Their first meeting happened in September 2014 when Obama invited Modi to the White House.
Both the world leaders had met recently at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou China where Obama had praised Modi for his “bold policy” move on GST reform at a time when the world is facing a “difficult” scenario.
Modi-Obama bonhomie is slowly becoming the stuff of a legend as they continue to further strengthen the India-US ties. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, the two leaders were clicked in an unusual picture and the internet went going gaga over it. As soon as the picture surfaced on social media, it started making rounds on Twitter with some hilarious captions.