Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on June 26, according to press Secretary Sean Spicer.
The prime minister Trump have had a number of positive phone conversations, Spicer said in a Tuesday press conference.
"He looks forward to discussing the ways to strengthen our ties between the United States and India and advancing our common priorities fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and reforms and expanding security cooperation in the Indo-pacific region," Spicer said.
The visit will mark Modi’s first to Washington under the Trump administration. The meeting comes amid scrutiny from the administration of the H1-B visa program and the president’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords last week, where he called out India and China for being some of the world’s biggest polluters.
“The two leaders will look to outline a common vision for the partnership that’s worthy of India’s 1.6 billion citizens,” Spicer said. The CIA World Factbook estimates India’s population at 1.26 billion people, roughly 300 million less than Spicer claimed.