PM Modi, Barack Obama to hold bilateral meeting in Laos on Thursday: White House
United States Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on Wednesday on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Laos, announced the White House.
Washington: United States Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on Wednesday on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Laos, announced the White House.
"In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India," the White House said in its daily guidance released to the press.
The two leaders are expected to make brief remarks at the top of the meeting.
Interestingly, this would be the eight meeting of Modi and Obama since the Indian Prime Minister took to power in 2014.
Obama is scheduled to address a news conference in Laos immediately after his meeting with Modi.
He would depart for the US via Yokota, Japan for fueling, soon after his news conference.
On Wednesday, PM Modi left the national capital to attend the 14th India-ASEAN Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit in Loas.
Modi will be attending the annual the India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) annual summit upon his arrival on Wednesday and the East Asia summit on Thursday.
The India-Asean summit will be attended by the leaders of 10 southeast Asian nations - Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.
The East Asia summit will be attended by the leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations and those of India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the US and Russia.