Excited for upcoming India trip, says Melania Trump ahead of India visit
Melania Trump said her maiden trip to India as the First Lady is an occasion to celebrate the close ties between the two countries.
US First Lady Melania Trump has said that she is "excited" for her trip to India along President Donald Trump later this month.
In a tweet, Melania Trump said her maiden trip to India as the First Lady is an occasion to celebrate the close ties between the two countries.
She also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "kind invitation" to visit India.
"Looking forward to visiting Ahmedabad and New Delhi later this month," she said. President Trump and "I are excited for the trip and to celebrate the close ties between the USA and India," she said.
Thank you @narendramodi for the kind invitation. Looking forward to visiting Ahmedabad & New Dehli later this month. @POTUS & I are excited for the trip & to celebrate the close ties between the #USA & #India. https://t.co/49LzQPiVLf— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 12, 2020
Melania Trump was responding to a tweet by Modi tweet wherein he termed the US President and First Lady's visit to India as a "very special one".
Extremely delighted that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS will visit India on 24th and 25th February. India will accord a memorable welcome to our esteemed guests.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2020
This visit is a very special one and it will go a long way in further cementing India-USA friendship.
India and USA share a common commitment to democracy and pluralism. Our nations are cooperating extensively on a wide range of issues. Robust friendship between our nations augurs well not only for our citizens but also for the entire world.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2020
President Trump and the First Lady are scheduled to travel to India on February 24 and 25.
Reports say that on February 24, the US President will participate in a huge joint public event -- "Kem Chho, Trump" -- with Modi at a giant stadium. Over one lakh people are expected to attend the event.
The event will be similar to the "Howdy, Modi!" event held in the US.
The venue for the event will be Ahmedabad's newly- constructed Sardar Patel Stadium which has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh. The US President will inaugurate the stadium.
Before the "Kem Chho, Trump" event, Trump and Modi will participate in a roadshow as well as visit Sabarmati Ashram to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Later, Trump and his wife will reach Delhi where he and Modi will hold talks on February 25.