Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on his inaugural state visit to the United States, where he will engage in various activities, including attending a state dinner at the White House and holding bilateral discussions with US President Joe Biden.
On June 20, PM Modi will travel to New York, where he will lead the celebrations for the International Day of Yoga at the United Nations Headquarters on June 21. The UN General Assembly had designated June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in December 2014.
PM Modi’s Program In Washington
Following this, the Prime Minister will proceed to Washington DC, where he will receive an official welcome at the White House on June 22 and engage in further discussions with President Biden, continuing their high-level dialogue. Later that evening, a State Dinner will be hosted by Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in honor of PM Modi.
On June 22, Prime Minister Modi will have the privilege of addressing a Joint Sitting of the US Congress at the invitation of Congressional Leaders, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Senate Speaker Charles Schumer. This will be his second address to the US Congress, making him the first Indian Prime Minister to achieve this distinction.
Additionally, on June 23, the Prime Minister will attend a lunch hosted by US Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department. During his visit, PM Modi will also engage in curated interactions with prominent CEOs, professionals, and other stakeholders, as well as meet with members of the Indian Diaspora.
PM Modi’s First Official Visit To Egypt
Following his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Modi will undertake a State Visit to Egypt from June 24 to June 25, 2023. The invitation for this visit was extended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during his visit to India in January 2023 as the ‘Chief Guest’ for the Republic Day celebrations. This will mark Prime Minister Modi’s first official visit to Egypt.
During his time in Egypt, PM Modi is expected to hold discussions with President Sisi, as well as engage with senior government officials, prominent figures, and the Indian community residing in Egypt. The government has emphasized the historic trade and economic ties, cultural connections, and strong people-to-people relations that form the foundation of the India-Egypt relationship. The decision to elevate the relationship to a ‘Strategic Partnership’ was made during President Sisi’s visit to India in January of the same year.