Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump.
PM Narendra Modi's visit to the USA where he will meet President Donald Trump will take place on June 25-26 with the engagement being seen as an opportunity to set equations and get a measure of the new occupant of the White House.
During the meeting (with Power Minister), "we discussed important issues like power generation and transmission and improvements in the supply of adequate power to the state", Adityanath tweeted.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Washington DC on June 25-26, 2017, at the invitation of the President of the United States of America, The Honorable Donald J. Trump", read a statement issued by the MEA. The two leaders have spoken over phone at least thrice since the latter assumed office.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the scheduled Modi-Trump meet.
The Indian external affairs ministry in New Delhi said that meeting would provide a new direction for a deeper bilateral engagement "on issues of mutual interest and consolidation of multi-dimensional strategic partnership".
"[President Trump] looks forward to discussing the ways to strengthen our ties between U.S. and India and advancing our common priorities, fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and reforms, and expanding security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region", he said.
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Apart from ways to enhance trade and business cooperation, the two leaders are expected to discuss defence ties.
Earlier, at the annual Petersberg climate meet in Germany, India made a strong pitch for developed countries to fulfil their financial commitments for combating climate change before 2020. With the United States looking inward, New Delhi must step up to play a leadership role in addressing one of the most pressing challenges facing the world.
Ties between New Delhi and Washington warmed during the Obama years as India sought greater foreign investment and trade ties with Western nations.
Trump is under heightened political pressure because of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and contacts by member of his inner circle with Kremlin-connected figures.
The H-1B visa issue had also left the Indian IT industry and the Indian government anxious at the adverse fallout of proposed curbs on visas by the Trump administration.
Modi's flagship "Make In India" policy, created to reboot local manufacturing and ramp up exports in tandem with foreign investors, could also run aground on Trump's "America first" instincts.