PM Modi Delighted At Donald Trump's Gesture To Join ‘Howdy, Modi’ Event In Houston, To Address 50,000 Indian-Americans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described as a “special gesture” the decision of US President Donald Trump to join him for the “Howdy Modi” event in Houston on September 22.

PM Modi Delighted At Donald Trump's Gesture To Join At ‘Howdy, Modi’ Event In Houston, To Address 50,000 Indian-Americans
PM said that he looking forward to join the Indian origin community in welcoming Trump on September 22 in United States. (AFP)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 16 Sep 2019 10:31 AM
New Delhi: Hours after the White House on Monday confirmed that US President Donald Trump will accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi at “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston, PM said that he looking forward to join the Indian origin community in welcoming Trump on September 22 in United States. He acknowledged White House's announcement and said that he is delighted by the special gesture.

PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote, "A special gesture by POTUS signifying the special friendship between India and USA! Delighted that President Donald Trump will join the community programme in Houston on the 22nd. Looking forward to joining the Indian origin community in welcoming him at the programme." He further wrote, "The special gesture of President @realDonaldTrump  to join us in Houston highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy. #HowdyModi"



In a statement earlier today, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “It (Modi-Trump joint rally) will be a great opportunity to emphasize the strong ties between the people of the United States and India, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the world’s oldest and largest democracies, and to discuss ways to deepen their energy and trade relationship.”

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More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered for the September 22 mega "Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures" event to be held at the sprawling NRG Stadium in Houston. "Howdy", short for 'How do you do?', is a friendly greeting commonly used in southwestern United States.

This would also be the first time that an American president would be addressing thousands of Indian-Americans at one place in the US.

Indian ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla called Trump's participation in the "Howdy, Modi!" event "historic" and "unprecedented". "It is reflective of the strong bonds of friendship and cooperation that has developed between India and the US," Shringla said.

"This is unprecedented and historic and is reflective of the close ties of friendship and cooperation between India and the US," the ambassador said, welcoming the White House announcement. He said it was reflective of the people-to-people contact that provides the "organic" linkage between the two countries.

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