PM Modi arrives in Ahmedabad; to welcome Trump at airport
Prime Minister Modi will receive Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival aboard the Air Force One flight, scheduled to land in Ahmedabad at around 11.40 am.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Ahmedabad International Airport on Monday ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the city, where the two leaders will take part in the "Namaste Trump" event at Motera Stadium after holding a roadshow.
Modi reached Ahmedabad at 10.25 am, around one and a half hours before the arrival of Trump and his delegation. Ahead of the US President's visit, the Indian Prime Minister tweeted:
On the other hand, Trump took to Twitter to post in Hindi, saying:
हम भारत आने के लिए तत्पर हैं । हम रास्ते में हैँ, कुछ ही घंटों में हम सबसे मिलेंगे!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
PM Modi will receive Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival aboard the Air Force One flight, scheduled to land in Ahmedabad at around 11.40 am, officials said.
Trump and Modi will participate in a roadshow from the airport to the Sabarmti Ashram and from there to the newly-built Motera cricket stadium, where over a lakh people are expected to be present for the "Namaste Trump" event.
Dance groups and singers from different parts of the country will be performing on stages that are dotting the 22-km route of the "India roadshow" in the city.
Huge billboards of the two leaders and replicas of historic places in Gujarat have also been placed along the roads where people will greet the two leaders.