Trump’s India visit important as it’s his first foreign tour post acquittal in impeachment trial: Ex-foreign secy
Updated: February 20, 2020 17:48 pm
Former foreign secretary of India, Shashank called Donald Trump’s visit to India “important” as it is his first visit to any foreign country post his acquittal in the impeachment trial. "His (Trump) visit is important because this is Trump's first-ever visit to India. America has seen a lot of development in its domestic affairs in the previous months. Presidential elections are coming forth in the US. Secondly, this is the President's first visit to any foreign country post his acquittal in the impeachment trial. He is visiting India and not any other country," the former diplomat told ANI in an exclusive interview. The diplomat also said that the upcoming visit will definitely influence the votes of Indian Americans and others belonging to the Indian origin in the 2020 US presidential elections. "The phenomenon is that Indian origin people are with the Democratic Party but both the leaders’ gesture is friendly and it will impact American Indians during the elections. Especially, when Trump is looking forward to host events like 'Namaste Trump' in Ahmedabad," the former foreign secretary said.