Indian PM to visit WH on June 26

Indian PM to visit WH on June 26
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the White House on June 26, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced on Monday.

Spicer said President Trump and Modi plan to build on U.S.-India relations as well as focus on shared goals like ways to combat terrorism and build on economic growth.

“He looks forward to discussing the ways to strengthen our ties between the United States and India and advancing our common priorities fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and reforms and expanding security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region,” Spicer said at Monday's briefing.

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“The two leaders will look to outline a common vision for the U.S.-India partnership that’s worthy of India’s 1.6 billion citizens.”

Trump spoke with Modi by phone earlier this year when the president first took office and invited the Indian prime minister to visit the White House later this year.

Modi was a close ally of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race Political purity tests are for losers Deportations lower under Trump administration than Obama: report MORE, particularly on economic issues, but he’s looking for even closer relations with Trump’s administration.