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Modi's US trip: PM arrives in Washington to exuberant welcome from Indian diaspora Modi In US
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Modi's US trip: PM arrives in Washington to exuberant welcome from Indian diaspora

IBNS | @indiablooms | 23 Sep 2021, 10:49 am

Washington/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the United States to an enthusiastic welcome from the Indian diaspora.

He was received at the Andrew Airbase by T.H. Brian McKeon, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, on behalf of the Government of the USA, and by Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

The Indian tricolour was fluttering at the Andrews Airbase alongside the US flag in honour of PM Modi's arrival.

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An exuberant Indian diaspora community stretched out their hands to shake hands with Modi at the airport and click his photographs, as the Prime Minister obliged smilingly and shook hands with some of them.

He later also met some members of the Indian community.

“Grateful to the Indian community in Washington DC for the warm welcome. Our diaspora is our strength. It is commendable how the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself across the world,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Earlier on arrival in Washington, he posted: “Landed in Washington DC. Over the next two days, will be meeting @POTUS @JoeBiden and @VP @KamalaHarris, Prime Ministers @ScottMorrisonMP and @sugawitter. Will attend the Quad meeting and would also interact with leading CEOs to highlight economic opportunities in India.”

Modi is in the US on a four-day visit during which he will attend the first in-person Quad summit on Sept 24 and address the UN General Assembly in New York on 25th of the same month.

He will also hold important bilateral meetings with world leaders.