Thursday 13 February 2020 3:55 AM UTC
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Feb 13: A thorough security check was conducted at Sabarmati Ashram on Wednesday ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Ahmedabad.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Trump is expected to attend an event at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on the lines of the ”Howdy Modi” function that was addressed by the US President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston in September last year.
Trump is slated to pay a two-day visit to India on February 24-25.
During the visit, Trump, who will be accompanied by First Lady Melania, will attend official engagements in New Delhi and Ahmedabad, and interact with a wide cross-section of the Indian society, the MEA said in a statement.
The announcement of Trump’s first official visit to India was earlier made by the White House on Monday, which, in a statement, said that the US President and PM Modi had agreed during a recent phone conversation that the trip will “further strengthen the United States-India strategic partnership and highlight the strong and enduring bonds between the American and Indian people”.
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