'Shows The Excitement': White House On Biden Being 'Flooded' With Requests For PM Modi's State Dinner Invite
US President Joe Biden has been 'flooded' with requests from Indian-Americans seeking an invitation to the state dinner he and First Lady Jill Biden are hosting for PM Narendra Modi in June.
The White House on Tuesday said that President Joe Biden receiving a large number of requests to the state dinner he is hosting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month shows the 'excitement level'. Addressing a press conference, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also said that Modi's state visit on June 22 will be an opportunity to reaffirm the 'deep and close' partnership between the United States and India.
"I think that is a good thing. That shows the excitement of the prime minister being here on June 22," Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in response to a question on President Biden being 'flooded' with requests from Indian-Americans seeking an invitation to the much sought after state dinner for Modi.
She added that Biden getting those requests shows why it is 'critical' to continue growing the partnership that the US has with India.
"The president and the first lady looking forward to welcoming Prime Minister Modi for the official state visit," she added.
The White House Press Secretary also said that this will be an opportunity to reaffirm the deep and close partnership between the United States and India, and the 'warm bonds' of family and friendship that link Americans and clearly Indians together.
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