PM Modi to visit US, Belgium and Saudi Arabia next month


It’s perhaps been the longest time Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spent in India.

But after a brief gap, Modi will embark on a foreign trip to three countries next month.

Modi will leave for Belgium on 30 March to take part in India-EU talks before flying out to Washington on 31 March for two days.

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India had deferred the talks on the FTA after the EU imposed ban on 700 products, clinically tested by GVK Biosciences in August 2015.

While in the US, PM Modi will attend NSS conference, which will be attended by leaders from nearly 50 countries, including Pakistan’s Sharif.

It’s, however, not clear if Modi will be meeting Sharif during his US visit.

Last time Modi and Sharif had met was on 25 December, when the prime minister had surprised everyone by his unscheduled stopover in Lahore.

Since then, India suffered one of its worst terror attacks in rcent times when Pakistan-based terrorists attacked an Indian Air Force base in Pathankot killing seven security personnel.

On 2 April Modi will travel to Saudi Arabia for two days.

(With inputs from PTI)