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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet US President Barack Obama in Laos today

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 September 2016, 8:24 IST

US President Barack Obama will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, the White House said on Wednesday.

"In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India," the White House said in its daily guidance released to the press.

The two leaders are expected to make brief remarks at the top of the meeting.

This would be the eighth meeting between Modi and Obama in two years. They met for the first time at the White House in September 2014 when Modi travelled to Washington DC at the invitation of Obama.

Prime Minister Modi exchanged views with Obama on the sidelines of the G20 summit+ in China's Hangzhou on Sunday, with the US president praising the "bold policy" move on GST reform in a "difficult" global economic scenario.

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I just cant help laughing when I imagine if PAPPU or Khujli were to be our PM and deal with all the world with leader of different countries like Modi is doing.

Obama is scheduled to address a news conference in Laos immediately after his meeting with Modi.

He would depart for the US via Yokota, Japan for fueling, soon after his news conference.

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First published: 8 September 2016, 8:24 IST
 
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