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Prime Minister Modi sends welcome wishes to President Trump ahead of his Indian visit

Over 15,000 pots of tulips and multi-colour hybrid dahlias are to be placed at Hyderabad House, venue for Trump-Modi talks. Besides, innumerable number of floral boards and floral motifs will adorn various prominent spots in Lutyen's Delhi to welcome US President

Prime Minister Modi sends welcome wishes to President Trump ahead of his Indian visit
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Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s 2-day official visit to India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a message to him, saying ‘India awaits your arrival'.

”India Awaits Your Arrival @POTUS realDonaldTrump”, Modi has tweeted Monday morning.

In a message posted on his Twitter handle, the Prime Minister said, “Your visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations. See you very soon in Ahmedabad”.

President Donald Trump is arriving in Ahmedabad in Modi’s home state of Gujarat today at noon, where he is expected to be welcomed by millions of people.

Trump will be attending the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the Motera cricket stadium in the city, along with Prime Minister Modi. He is also expected to visit the Sabarmati Ashram, which was home to India’s ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi.

The US President will fly down to Agra in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh from Ahmedabad in the evening to view the world famous Taj Mahal by the sunset.

Trump will arrive in New Delhi later in the evening, where he is expected to hold wide-ranging discussions with the Indian Prime Minister on various national and international issues, in addition to a level meeting delegation between the two sides on Tuesday.

The extravagant reception being organised for Trump in Ahmedabad – at a cost estimated to be in the region of $1.8 million - and the lavish sprucing up of the cities of Agra and New Delhi, amid reports about no signing of a comprehensive bilateral trade deal, have led to a national debate in India on whether the visit is more about spectacle than on substance.

Over 15,000 pots of tulips and multi-colour hybrid dahlias are to be placed at Hyderabad House, the venue for delegation-level talks between the US President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, according to New Delhi city corporation officials.

This will be besides innumerable number of floral boards and floral motifs which will adorn various prominent spots in Lutyen’s Delhi to welcome US President Donald Trump’s and other dignitaries.

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