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US president to attend ‘Howdy Modi’ in Houston

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday implied as a “special gesture” the decision of US President Donald Trump to join him for the “Howdy Modi” event on September 22 in Houston. The White House has already confirmed Trump being there at the event for which over 50,000 Indians and Americans have registered.

On tweeter, Modi called the decision an indicator of the “special friendship between India and USA!” and said he was looking in advance to welcome him at the event.

the new bonhomie in the India-US ties under the Trump’s government, this is for the first time in modern history that the leaders of the two largest democratic countries would be addressing a joint convention anywhere in the world.

US president to attend 'Howdy Modi' in Houston

More than 50,000 people from across the US have registered for the September 22 mega event. “Howdy, Modi! Has shared common Dreams, Bright Futures” event to be held at the NRG Stadium in Houston. “Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly salutation commonly used in the southwestern United States.

White House Secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “It will be a great occasion to emphasizes the strong ties between the people of the US and India, to reiterate the tactical partnership between the world’s oldest and largest democracies, and to discuss ways to deepen their power and trade relationship.”

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

“Howdy, Modi!” event “historic” and “unprecedented”. “It is a reflection of the strong bond of friendship and collaboration that has evolved between India and the US,” Indian ambassador Shringla said.

The “Howdy, Modi!” event will be organized by non-profit Texas India Forum, a newly-formed delegate body of hundreds of Indian American organizations in Texas and other parts of the US.

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