Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the joint session of the US Congress on June 22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted the invitation letter from the US Congress in this regard. He expressed his gratitude to the leaders of the US Parliament in a tweet. This is the second time that Prime Minister Modi will address the joint session of the US Congress.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted
Prime Minister Modi wrote in his tweet: “I thank Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, Senate Republican Leader McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jefferies for the pleasant invitation.”
He further wrote: “I am honored to accept this and look forward to speaking again at the joint session of Congress.” We are proud of our comprehensive global strategic partnership with the United States, based on shared democratic values, strong people-to-people relationships relationships and an unwavering commitment to global peace and prosperity.
The US Congress also made a statement
The US Congress had also previously made a statement in this regard. In it, the leaders of the US Congress said that it is our honor to invite you (Prime Minister Modi), on behalf of the bipartisan leadership of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, to address a joint session of Congress on Thursday. June 22. Is. The partnership between our two countries continues to grow, based on our shared values and commitment to global peace and prosperity. During the address, you will have the opportunity to share your vision for India’s future and discuss the global challenges facing our two countries. The statement said the address was an opportunity to celebrate the enduring friendship between the United States and India.
The statement was signed by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries.
Joe Biden will receive Prime Minister Modi
US President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Modi on an official state visit to America on June 22. He will also host a dinner in honor of Prime Minister Modi. Previously, Prime Minister Modi had addressed the US joint session in June 2016. Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and South African President Nelson Mandela are among world leaders to have received this rare honor twice.
This Indian Prime Minister also addressed the US Congress
Modi became the fifth Indian prime minister to address a joint session of the US Congress seven years ago. Apart from Modi, Manmohan Singh (July 19, 2005), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (September 14, 2000), PV Narasimha Rao (May 18, 1994) and Rajiv Gandhi (July 13, 1985) have addressed the joint session.