Trump, Modi to jointly address 50,000 Indian-Americans in Houston on September 22

US President Donald Trump will join PM Narendra Modi at a mega event in Houston named “Howdy, Modi!”.

The event would be held on the 22nd of September and it would be for the first time that a US president and Indian Prime Minister will be addressing a joint rally.

The White House issued a statement to confirm Donald Trump’s presence in the rally.

More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered to attend the event. The event titled “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” would be held at the NRG Stadium in Houston.

This also would also be the first time that an American president would be addressing thousands of Indian-Americans at one place in the US.

The Houston event will be Modi’s third major address to the Indian-American community after he became the prime minister in 2014 and the first after his re-election in May.

The previous two were at the Madison Square Garden in New York in 2014 and the Silicon Valley in 2016. Both the events were attended by more than 20,000 people.

This would be the third successive meeting between Trump and Modi within a span of a few weeks after the G20 and G7 summits.

Prime Minister Modi will land in Houston on September 21. On September 22, Sunday, the PM would be addressing the ‘Howdy Modi’ event around 11am at the NRG stadium. He will also be attending an ‘energy roundtable’ with top business leaders from the energy sector in the US.

On September 23, Prime Minister Modi would attend the UNSG Climate Action Summit, which will be hosted by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. There after the Prime Minister would have attend events of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and address a gathering as the world commemorates Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

In a statement White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “It will be a great opportunity to emphasize the strong ties between the people of the United States and India, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the world’s oldest and largest democracies, and to discuss ways to deepen their energy and trade relationship.”

Source : Various