Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump met today and began a bilateral meeting on the fourth day of PM Modi's US visit. The bilateral meeting comes days after President Trump gave a speech praising the Prime Minister at "Howdy, Modi!" a grand event held in US' Houston. At the event, PM Modi and President Trump, along with several US Congressmen, took turns to praise the strength of the ties between US and India. The bilateral holds significance as there is a possibility of both the leaders signing a limited trade deal.
The meeting between the two takes place after President Trump concluded his speech at the UN General Assembly.
India will also host a special session on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary celebrations, where around half a dozen world leaders are expected to speak. India will also dedicate the Gandhi Solar Park which will have 193 solar panels on the roof of the UN headquarters at New York, with one solar panel for each country.
A UN stamp to honour Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary will also be released after the bilateral meeting.
Here are the LIVE Updates on the bilateral meeting between PM Modi, Trump at New York:
Memories from Houston, where history was made!- PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 24, 2019
PM @narendramodi presented a framed photograph from the #HowdyModi event to @POTUS@realDonaldTrump.
President Trump thanked PM Modi for this gesture. pic.twitter.com/jP3QjpU4uW
US President Donald Trump -- facing pointed questions from the media today after his yesterday's comments on terrorism and Pakistan -- today emphasized the need for dialogue between India and Pakistan. Ahead of their bilateral meet, President Trump had addressed a joint press conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
#WATCH US President: I remember India before was very torn. There was a lot of dissension, fighting&he brought it all together. Like a father would. Maybe he is the Father of India...They love this gentleman to my right. People went crazy, he is like an American version of Elvis. pic.twitter.com/w1ZWYiaOSu- ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2019
#WATCH New York: US President Donald Trump says, "I really believe that Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan will get along when they get to know each other, I think a lot of good things will come from that meeting." pic.twitter.com/lTTRU73UdC- ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2019
Iran would have to be on the top of the list (on terrorism), Trump added
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump met on Tuesday in New York on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, just two days after both the leaders addressed a mega Indian community event in Houston.
PM @narendramodi and @POTUS@realDonaldTrump meet on the sidelines of the @UN session in New York. This comes days after both leaders were together at the #HowdyModi programme in Houston. pic.twitter.com/fgNd5eX7WN- PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 24, 2019
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The statement comes less than 24 hours after Mr Trump, with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan by his side, renewed his offer of arbitration on Kashmir.
India responded curtly to the offer, saying its position - that there can be no third-party mediation - is known.
The Foreign Ministry urged the media to wait for Tuesday, when President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are set to meet for talks.
US President Donald Trump, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, said, "The time for tolerating China's trade abuses is over."
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