Feb. 24/20 – Ending the countdown of the arrival of US president to India, Donald Trump arrived at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Gujarat with an aim to boost the ties between the two nations. Narendra Modi greeted Trump with a hug.
On his first official tour to the country, Trump is accompanied by the US First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. At the welcome event, state Chief Minister was also present along with other officials.
Before heading to India, Trump had tweeted in Hindi – हम भारत आने के लिए तत्पर हैं । हम रास्ते में हैँ, कुछ ही घंटों में हम सबसे मिलेंगे! (We are excited to come to India. We are on the way, we will be meeting in some time from now).
Re-tweeting Trump’s tweet, Modi had written अतिथि देवो भव: (Guest is God). Earlier PM had tweeted “India awaits your arrival @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! Your visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations. See you very soon in Ahmedabad.”