US President Donald Trump not able to attend the India’s Republic Day Celebrations in the year 2019 due to some scheduling constraints, the White House has said.
Prime Minister of India had invited President Donald Trump for a bilateral visit to India during their meets in Washington last year.
In July, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that Donald Trump has received an invitation to visit India, but no decision has been taken yet. “President Trump was honoured by Prime Minister Modi’s invitation for him to be Chief Guest of India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2019 but is unable to participate due to scheduling constraints,” a White House spokesperson told PTI on Monday, when asked about Trump’s decision on Modi’s invitation.
Every year India invites world leaders to attend their Republic Day Celebrations. As history says, in 2015 US president Barack Obama had attended Republic Day Celebrations as Chief guest which was his second visit to India as American President.
In 2016, the French president Francois Hollande was the chief guest of the parade. And in 2014 the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the chief guest at the celebrations.
The White House spokesperson said, The President of United States of America is very much looking forward to meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi again.