Trump to join PM for ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Sep 2019 9:23 AM GMT
Trump to join PM for ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston

New Delhi: Come September 22, a mega event called ‘Howdy Modi’ has been organised in Houston. US President Donald Trump will be joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the event.

This event is the first time that Modi and Trump will address a joint rally.

What is the ‘Howdy Modi’ event?

Howdy is short for ‘How Do You Do?’ A friendly phrase used in the Southwestern part of the US. This catchphrase has been specially designated as a gesture to Prime Minister Modi.

As many as 50,000 Indians and Americans from across the United States are expected to attend this mega event that will take place at the NRG Stadium in Houston on September 22.

While there was slight uncertainty about US President Donald Trump, being able to make it to the event, the White House cleared the doubt and stated that he would indeed attend it.

“It (Modi-Trump joint rally) will be a great opportunity to emphasise 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 discuss ways to deepen their energy and trade relationship,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

Soon after this confirmation, Prime Minister took to Twitter to express his happiness.

This will be the third meeting between Modi and Trump this year. Prime Minister is expected to stay in the US till September 28 to make a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 27.

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