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PM to address US Cong

PM to address US Cong
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In a goodwill gesture, the Speaker of US House of Representatives, John Boehner, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress at a date convenient to him.

Washington: In a goodwill gesture, the Speaker of US House of Representatives, John Boehner, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress at a date convenient to him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with  US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in New Delhi on Friday
In a letter addressed to Modi, Speaker Boehner said: "I would be very interested in exploring with you the possibility of a visit to the US Capitol and an address to a Joint Meeting of Congress should your travels bring you back to our country in the months and years ahead,” Boehner wrote in his letter dated July 30.

"If not for the unpredictability of the House schedule in late September of this year, an invitation for you to address a Joint Meeting during your upcoming trip to the United States would have been extended," he added.

Meanwhile, Modi said he looked forward to his Summit meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss how India and the US can build a partnership for peace, stability and prosperity in the world.

Modi conveyed this to visiting US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel who called on him here. During the meeting, the Prime Minister was briefed on the announcements made by Obama on the steps the US plans to take to deal with the situation in Iraq.

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