Trump will be treated with the rich cultural heritage of India in Ahmedabad, the visit will be ‘brief but intense’ | India News
Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump and a high-level delegation, will arrive in Ahmedabad around noon on February 24 for a trip of less than 36 hours. From Ahmedabad, you will travel to Agra before reaching the national capital for the main section of the visit.
In Ahmedabad, President Trump will address the ‘Namaste Trump’ event along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the newly built Motera cricket stadium.
“It will be similar to the milestone ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event organized by the Indian-American community in honor of Prime Minister Modi during his visit to Houston in September 2019, in which President Trump participated, “Shringla said, informing reporters about the visit.
He said Trump’s travel route to the stadium is expected to have tens of thousands of citizens, as well as artists exhibiting the performing arts from different states and territories of the Union.
Shringla said that up to 28 stages representing the various parts of the country along the route are being prepared, in what is called India Road Show.
“The route will also feature decorations that represent different events in the life of Gandhiji, whose association with the city is so well known,” said the Foreign Secretary.
He said Trump and Modi would address an audience of full capacity, which would include people from different parts of India and from all walks of life, reflecting the country’s diversity.
After the event, the president of the USA UU. And the first lady would visit Agra, where they would spend about an hour at the Taj Mahal before sunset, according to Shringla.
President Trump would then leave for Delhi.
On the morning of February 25, Trump and the First Lady would receive a ceremonial welcome on the esplanade of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
From there, they would go to Rajghat to pay tribute to the ‘samadhi’ of Mahatma Gandhi.
It would be followed by restricted and delegation-level talks between Trump and Modi at Hyderabad House.
“The talks will be exhaustive and will cover issues related to our strategic partnership in the areas of defense, security, the fight against terrorism, as well as trade, energy, exchanges between people and other bilateral issues,” said Shringla.
He said the two leaders would exchange views on regional and global issues of shared interests.
Prime Minister Modi would organize a lunch for the president of the United States after the talks.
In the afternoon, Trump is expected to attend certain private events at the U.S. Embassy, including a private round table with industry representatives.
In the evening, the president of the United States will meet with President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
A banquet will be organized by Kovind. President Trump would leave India later that night, Shringla said.
“President Trump’s visit will be brief but intense, with all the essential elements of a state visit and two additional legs in Ahmedabad and Agra, all in less than 36 hours,” he added.
He said that ties between India and the United States have become one of the “most important” relations today and that both countries have an unprecedented convergence of interests.
“It is a strategic partnership based on shared values and oriented towards the 21st century. Whether to combat terrorism or to ensure a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific, India and the United States have an unprecedented convergence of interests,” said Shringla.