Washington : Get insights into Prime Minister Modi’s upcoming second address to the US Congress, marking a significant milestone in India-US relations and his own leadership.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had the opportunity to address the parliaments of 11 countries over a span of 9 years. Here is a list of the foreign parliaments that PM Modi has addressed:
Year 2015: 5. Sri Lanka
- British Parliament
Year 2016: 9. United States Congress (joint session)
Year 2018: 10. Uganda
Year 2019: 11. Maldives
Year 2023: 12. PM Modi is scheduled to address the joint session of the US Congress for the second time on June 22.
It is noteworthy that PM Modi holds the record for the highest number of foreign parliaments addressed by an Indian Prime Minister. Former PM Manmohan Singh is in second place with seven addresses in ten years, followed by former PM Indira Gandhi with four addresses. Former PMs Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Rajiv Gandhi each addressed foreign parliaments twice, while former PMs Morarji Desai and VP Singh addressed them once.
Regarding PM Modi’s US visit, he left for a four-day visit on June 20, 2023, which marks his first state visit to the United States. During his visit, he has been invited by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Notably, PM Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to address the joint session of the US Congress for the second time. His visit includes various engagements such as leading the International Day of Yoga program at the United Nations Secretariat, bilateral meetings and delegation level talks at the White House, addressing the US Congress, participating in a program at the John F Kennedy Center, and meeting with American CEOs, including Elon Musk.