Tuesday, 24 January 2017

US President Donald Trump to speak to PM Modi on Tuesday

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today, four days after being sworn in as the Commander in Chief of the United States.

A press statement from the White House shows the new US President is slated to speak with PM Modi at 1.00 PM (local time) or 11.30 PM IST.

The two leaders have spoken before, when PM Modi called the New York billionaire to congratulate him on his victory+ in the November 8 US Presidential elections.

After Modi and Trump+ speak, India's PM will be the fifth foreign leader that Trump would have spoken with over the phone after being sworn-in as the US President on January 20.

On January 21, Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican Premier Pena Nieto.

On Sunday, Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and yesterday he had a telephonic conversation with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.


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