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US Congress invites PM Narendra Modi to address joint session in June

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 April 2016, 9:48 IST

US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress on June 8.

Ryan during his weekly press conference spoke about the friendship between the two nations. "The friendship between the United States and India is a pillar of stability in an important region of the world," he said.

"This address presents a special opportunity to hear from the elected leader of the world's most populous democracy on how our two nations can work together to promote our shared values and to increase prosperity. We look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Modi to the US Capitol on June 8," he added.

This will be Prime Minister Modi's fourth visit to the US after assuming office. Prime Minister Modi will become the fifth Indian to address the Congress after Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh.

- ANI

First published: 29 April 2016, 9:48 IST
 
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