Exceptional privilege to address US congress twice: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s address to US Congress | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a joint session of the US Congress on Thursday, becoming only the third world leader ever to make such an address twice. PM Modi earlier addressed the US Congress in 2016 during the Barack Obama administration.
The invitation reflects the significance given by US President Joe Biden to India-US relationship and his friendship with PM Modi.
US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy welcomed PM Modi to Capitol Hill.
Here are the top quotes from PM Modi’s address to Congress:

  • It is always a great honour to address the US Congress. It is an exceptional privilege to do so twice. For this honour, I extend my deepest gratitude to the 1.4 billion people of India.
  • I see that nearly half of you were here in 2016. I can also see the enthusiasm of the old friends and the new friends in the other half

(With inputs from agencies)

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