Donald Trump to meet Imran Khan on Monday, PM Modi on Tuesday after Houston Event in New York :- According to a senior official, the US President Donald Trump will meet Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, a day after he joins Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the mega “Howdy Modi” event in Houston on Sunday and will again hold a meeting with the Indian PM on Tuesday in New York.
Donald Trump to meet Imran Khan on Monday
Donald Trump is expected to arrive in New York on Sunday night after his participation with PM Modi at the “Howdy Modi” event in Houston where the two leaders will address over 50,000 Indian-Americans.
In a preview of Donald Trump’s engagements in the Big Apple next week, a senior administration official told that both the meetings with the leaders of India and Pakistan would be held in New York on the side-lines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
Meanwhile, India has termed Donald Trump’s decision to attend the community event as “historic” and “unprecedented”. More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered for the mega “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” event to be held at the sprawling NRG Stadium in Houston.
As per the White House officials, a request was made by Prime Minister Modi to President Trump when the two met in France last month on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. Trump, who enjoys great chemistry and friendship with Modi, “immediately accepted” the invitation to join him in Houston and directed his officials and secret service.
Donald Trump to meet PM Modi on Tuesday
Following the “Howdy, Modi!” event, the US president will then travel to Ohio where he will be joined by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. As per the officials, “President Donald J Trump will be travelling to Houston for ‘Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams Bright Futures’ event. That will be the day wherein he will travel on to Ohio where he will be joined by Prime Minister Morrison of Australia where they will visit Pratt industry and celebrate US economic relationship with Australia.”
The officials further added that on Monday i.e. September 23, 2019, the first day of his stay in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Donald Trump’s first event will be the global call to protect religious freedom, describing it as a key event.
According to an official (who spoke on condition of anonymity), “After that, the President is scheduled to meet with the following leaders. Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, President (Andrzej Sebastian) Duda of Poland, Prime Minister (Jacinda) Arden of New Zealand, Prime Minister Lee (Hsien Loong) from Singapore, President al Sisi of Egypt and President Moon of S Korea.”
On Tuesday (September 24), Donald Trump will deliver his address to the UN General Assembly. After that, he will hold a number of bilateral meetings.
The official also said, “Meeting will be with Prime Minister (Boris) Johnson of United Kingdom, Prime Minister Modi of India, the UN Secretary-General,” adding that the president will also meet his Iraqi counterpart and end the day with a diplomatic reception.
With Modi-Trump meeting on Tuesday, the two leaders would be meeting for the fourth time in as many months. The two leaders are likely to discuss a range of bilateral, regional and global issues, including efforts to address the growing bilateral trade disputes, potential defence and energy deals and peace process in Afghanistan.