As Gujarat warms up for visit, Modi says ‘honour’ to host Trump

New Delhi: Twenty-four hours before the Trumps land in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is “looking forward” to welcoming US President Donald Trump.

Retweeting a video by Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, where Trump will land first, Modi said: “India looks forward to welcoming @POTUS @realDonaldTrump. It is an honour that he will be with us tomorrow, starting with the historic programme in Ahmedabad!”

Earlier, the Gujarat Chief Minister tweeted a video where people from all languages were seen excited about the Trump visit and drawing a parallel between Modi’s ‘Make in India’ and Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogans. The video aimed to showcase India’s rich diversity. Rupani said: “Entire Gujarat speaks in one voice- #NamasteTrump!”

Trump will arrive in Ahmedabad on Monday where he will deliver a speech at Sardar Patel Stadium with Modi.

With Modi, the US President and First Lady Melania Trump will then head to Agra where they will visit the Taj Mahal.

Later in the day, they will fly to New Delhi and have a full programme on Tuesday.

The US on Saturday officially confirmed that a 12-person delegation will accompany President Trump and First Lady Melania during their two-day trip to India from February 24.

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