Trump’s big meeting with world leader


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the U.S. and will meet on Monday with President Trump in the White House, where he will have the honor of being the first foreign dignitary to dine in the Trump White House.

President Trump tweeted his anticipation of the meeting on Saturday, saying that he would be discussing “important strategic issues… with a true friend!”

One of those issues will be business relations between our two countries. More than 20 American CEO’s, including Sundar Pichai of Google, Apple’s Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, attended a round-table discussion at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental in Washington, D.C. with the Prime Minister on Sunday.

“The whole world is looking at India,” Modi told the American business leaders as he proposed a “win-win” partnership for our two countries. “7,000 reforms alone (have been carried out) by the Government of India for ease of business and minimum government, (with) maximum governance.”

President Trump held a similar meeting with many of the same chief executives just days before, so the two are bound to talk about their own takeaways.

Modi’s visit comes at a time when Indian immigrants in the U.S. worry about their H1-B work visas in the wake of Trump’s “America (and Americans) First” doctrine, so they’ll likely have something to talk about there.

Another area of interest to both world leaders is Pakistan and regional terrorism. The U.S. currently gives military aid to Pakistan, but budget cuts could affect that aid in the future.

Modi is also expected to meet with Vice President Mike Pence and a list of other administration officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

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