New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the joint session of the US Congress on June 8 during his two-day visit to the US. The decision was taken after US lawmakers from Upper House requested speaker Paul Rayan to invite PM Modi to address the parliament.
Senior US lawmakers in their letter to the speaker said, “Looking at the Indo-US relations in defence, Humanitarian aid and cooperation in space technology, we feel that it will be a good opportunity to listen to PM Modi address the parliament.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the sixth Indian Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi, P. V. Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh who will be addressing the US parliament. This will be Modi’s fourth US visit after being elected as Prime Minister.