PM Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks with Barack Obama in Vientiane today
The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President will be one of their last such meetings before Barack Obama demits office in November.
Washington/Vientiane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday meet US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos.
The meeting between the two leaders will be one of their last such meetings before Obama demits office in November.
The White House made the announcement of the bilateral meeting in its official announcement of the President's schedule.
"In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India," the White House said.
The two leaders are expected to make brief remarks at the top of the meeting.
This would be the eighth meeting between Modi and Obama in two years. They met for the first time at the White House in September 2014 when Modi travelled to Washington DC at the invitation of Obama.
On Wednesday night, the two leaders along with Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah clinked glasses at a dinner gala thrown by the Laos Prime Minister in Vientiane.
The two leaders met just days ago, on Sunday in Hangzhou, China, during the G20 Summit where Obama praised the passage of the Good and Services Tax bill by the Indian Parliament.
(With Agency inputs)