President Trump To Join Prime Minister’s ‘Howdy, Modi’ Event in Houston
Sept. 16, 2019 (EIRNS)—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a gathering of Indian-born Americans in Houston, on Sept. 22, which President Donald Trump will also attend. Modi said the gesture of President Trump “highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy.”
Named “ ‘Howdy, Modi!’—Shared Dreams Bright Future,” the event is hosted by Texas India Forum and will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston. With tickets fully sold out, Indians from 48 U.S. states will attend. The stadium holds more than 70,000 people.
This will be the third meeting between Modi and Trump within three months. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham described the event: “It 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.”
The President will then go to Wapakoneta, Ohio, for a plant opening with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Modi wrote in two tweets this morning: “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” and
“A special gesture by @POTUS, signifying the special friendship between India and USA!
“Delighted that President @realDonaldTrump will join the community programme in Houston on the 22nd. Looking forward to joining the Indian origin community in welcoming him at the programme.”