Prime Minister Modi to visit US in June

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Washington at the invitation of US President Barack Obama on June 4-5 during the course of which the two sides will work to consolidate the progress made in bilateral cooperation across various sectors, the external affairs ministry stated on Friday.

“The India-US bilateral strategic partnership has developed strongly, particularly during the last two years under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and President Obama,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The main objective of the forthcoming visit of the prime minister would be to consolidate the progress made in diverse areas such as economy, energy, environment, defence and security, and to intensify cooperation for the future,” it said.