India Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the United States of America for a two-day visit. Narendra Modi met President Donald Trump in their first bilateral in the Oval Office on Monday. PM Narendra Modi was given a red carpet welcome by US President Donald Trump.
This visit of Narendra Modi is to have discussions with Donald Trump about trade, terrorism, energy, and dinner. Modi was also invited for a “Working dinner” at the White House. As we Indians have a tradition, whenever we visit someone, we ensure that we take a gift for them. It is considered to be a polite gesture.
In the same way, PM Modi also gave a gift to the US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump. Modi gifted Melania a traditional handcrafted Himachali silver bracelet, hand woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir, and honey and tea from Kangra valley.
Modi presented Trump with a special wooden chest from Hoshiarpur (Punjab).
If that was not it, Modi also gifted the US president an original commemorative postage stamp issued by India 52 years ago in 1965 to mark the death centenary of Abraham Lincoln. “The stamp honored the memory of a great American President and the symbolized closeness of ideas” Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi believed in, the Prime Minister’s office posted on Twitter.
Both President Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi led from the front, with indomitable courage against the forces of reaction and outmoded beliefs. pic.twitter.com/XaPZTdangT
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 26, 2017
In return, as a way to thank him, President Trump gave PM a guided tour of President’s residential quarters in White House including Lincoln bedroom. He showed PM Modi a copy of President Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg address and the desk on which he wrote it.
PM Modi also invited President Trump’s daughter Ivanka to come to India to lead the US delegation of entrepreneurs. The American businesswomen and former fashion model, Ivanka Trump serves as assistant to the US president.
“I have invited her (Ivanka Trump) to lead the US delegation to global entrepreneurship forum,” PM Modi said while jointly addressing the media with President Trump. “…And I believe she has accepted,” President Trump said.
PM Modi was in the United States as part of his three-nation tour which includes Portugal and the Netherlands. He left for the Netherlands early this morning. Apart from Trump, PM Modi met CEOs of top companies and then left for Amsterdam.
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