US looks forward to hearing PM Modi address joint session of Congress, says Congressman Buddy Carter

16 June, 2023 | Anupam Shrivastava

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From June 21 to June 24, Prime Minister Modi will travel to the US on a state visit at US President Joe Biden's invitation. Prime Minister Modi's arrival is eagerly anticipated by the Indian diaspo...

According to US Congressman Buddy Carter, the nation eagerly anticipates listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak to a joint session of the US Congress.

“US-India relationship is very important. We are looking forward to hearing PM Modi address the joint session. PM Modi has served the people well,” said Buddy Carter on PM Modi’s visit to US. US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on the PM’s visit to US said: “Next week, we will be honoured to have him (PM Modi) address a joint meeting of the Congress underscoring the significance of the relationship between the US and India.”

According to Adam Smith, the relationship between the US and India is a global partnership that is based on strategy. Adam Smith, a US representative, said “I welcome PM Modi to our country and thank him for his visit. We (US-India) share a strong relationship. I am looking forward towards strengthening the relationship between both countries and PM’s visit here is a crucial part of doing that.”

Regarding Prime Minister Modi’s upcoming trip to the US, Indian chef Vikas Khanna said “As an Indian living in America for the last almost 25 years, I’m really honoured for Prime Minister Modi Ji’s visit to the US. He has been a bridge between two greatest democracies in the world. At the same time, he has given us opportunities, given us a voice and also given us the pride to represent our country in America. I’m really looking forward to the visit and also be inspired to present India in its highest glory to the world.”

Several prominent personalities looking forward to PM Modi’s visit to the United States

Matthew Miller, a spokesperson for the US Department of State, stated during a press conference on Thursday (local time) that the US and India have one of the “most consequential relationships” and collaborate closely on the most important issues. He asserted that India is essential to preserving the Indo-Pacific region’s freedom and openness.

However, Matthew Miller stayed mum about specifics of the topics that might come up during PM Modi’s visit to the US. The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, stated that he was looking forward to meeting PM Modi and the rest of the Indian delegation when they visit the US.

“So I don’t want to get ahead of the White House, who will be hosting Prime Minister Modi, of course. They will be making further announcements about the visit in the coming days leading up to the trip next week,” Miller told.

“I will say generally our partnership with India is one of our most consequential relationships…We work closely with India on our most vital priorities. They (India) play a crucial role in ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific that is connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient. And I know Secretary Blinken looks forward to seeing Prime Minister Modi and other members of the Indian delegation, while they’re here and working to make progress on all the issues with which we consult with India. But in terms of any specific issues, I will defer to the White House for comment on that,” he said.

From June 21 to June 24, Prime Minister Modi will travel to the US on a state visit at US President Joe Biden’s invitation. Prime Minister Modi’s arrival is eagerly anticipated by the Indian diaspora in the US. More than 7000 Indian Americans are expected on the South Lawns of the White House on June 22 when Vice President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcome PM Modi amid a 21-gun salute.