Gujarat all set to welcome President Trump and Melania

Gujarat all set to welcome President Trump and Melania

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his ‘extreme delight’ that the US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump will be in India later in February. He said they would be accorded a “memorable welcome”.

The US President will be in India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of PM Modi. The visit is a “very special one and it will go a long way in further cementing India-USA friendship,” said PM Modi in a couple of tweets on February 12.

“Robust friendship between our nations augurs well not only for our citizens but also for the entire world,” added the PM.

The US President has also said that he is looking forward to his first visit to India this month and signalled his willingness to sign a trade agreement with New Delhi "if we can make the right deal."

US First Lady Melania Trump thanked PM Modi for the “kind invitation” and said that she was looking forward to visiting Ahmedabad and New Delhi during her visit with her husband.

In reply to PM Modi’s tweet on February 12, she said they were “excited for the trip and to celebrate the close ties between the USA and India.”

In view of the US president's upcoming visit to Ahmedabad, the Gujarat government has rescheduled tabling of the state budget in the Assembly to February 26.