U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the press that he is looking forward to visit India for the first time. Mr. Trump is expected to arrive in India for the very first time for a two-day visit on 24th & 25th February. He also indicated that the two countries might sign a trade deal this time around.
He will arrive in New Delhi but after spending some time in the national capital his next destination will be Ahmedabad in Gujarat where he will address a huge public gathering with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his side.
“He (Modi) is a great gentleman and I look forward to going to India. So, we’ll be going at the end of the month,” Trump told reporters in his Oval Office.
When asked if he will sign any trade deal on this visit then the U.S. Prez replied, “Indians want to do something and we’ll see if we can make the right deal, we will do it,” said Donald Trump. India’s new Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu told the press that Trump’s forthcoming visit is a “reflection of the strong personal rapport” between Trump and Modi. “It also demonstrates their strong desire to take the relationship to new heights,” said Sandhu, who had presented his credentials to Trump in Oval Office last week.
When told that he will be welcomed by 5 to 6 million spectators in India, Trump jokingly said that now he will “not feel good” about the size of the crowd that he addresses in the US which is usually between 40,000 to 50,000. “Mr. Modi said we will have millions and millions of people. My only problem is that last night we probably had 40 or 50,000 people, I’m not going to feel so good. There will be five to seven million people just from the airport to the new stadium ” Trump said. “And you know it is the largest stadium in the world. He is building it now. It’s almost complete and it’s the largest in the world,” Trump said.