Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Donald Trump on June 26. PM Modi will be in Washington DC for two days on an invitation from President Trump. Modi will be in Washington DC from June 25 to 26. This will be PM Modi’s first meeting with US President Trump. The two leaders have previously spoken to each other over the phone thrice since Trump took over as the US President from Barack Obama, according to news wire agency ANI.
The visit was announced weeks after Trump said that the United States will walk out of the Paris Climate Accord. While pulling out of the Paris agreement Trump had accused India and China among other countries of trying to extract billions of dollars from the developed world to sign on the climate control dotted line, according to ANI.
Modi and Trump have divergent views on climate change. PM Modi has repeatedly said at various venues that India will honour the commitment it made in Paris, according to the Indian Express.
According to ANI, the two leaders are also likely to find a common approach on terrorism. The leaders are also likely to discuss taking bilateral ties to a new level, joint effort to combat terror and strategic interests in South Asia. Trade and the H-1B visa could also be discussed during the meeting between the two leaders.
In a visit to India in April, US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General McMaster had called India a ‘major defence partner’ during talks with PM Modi and Indian NSA Doval. McMaster had also discussed bilateral relations and discussed the security situation in India’s neighbourhood, including Afghanistan, when he was in New Delhi, according to ANI.