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Modi to meet Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters

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By Sourav Kumar Mondal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made an announcement on his Facebook page that he will be visiting the Facebook headquarters in California on September 27. In this visit, PM Modi will hold a town hall interaction with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook.

Before Modi made the announcement on social media, Zuckerberg made a post on his Facebook page regarding the same.

The post read, “I’m excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a town hall Q&A. Prime Minister Modi and I will discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges.”

Zuckerberg has invited questions that shall be asked to Modi in that interactive session. He has also said that the video of the interaction would be posted live on his Facebook page and also on the Facebook page of Modi.

Image Source: One India
Image Source: One India

In reply, Modi wrote on his Facebook page, “I thank Mr. Mark Zuckerberg for the invite to visit the Facebook HQ. I look forward to the town hall Q&A on Sunday 27th September at 10 PM IST (9:30 AM Pacific time). ”

“The interaction will cover a wide range of issues and will surely be a memorable one”, he also added.

Modi, inviting questions, also wrote, “This programme will be incomplete without your participation! Share your questions on Facebook. I urge you all to share your questions on the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. Your questions will make this a programme to be remembered”.

Narendra Modi will be the second world leader after US president Barack Obama to have a town hall interaction with Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters.

President Obama had the interaction with Zuckerberg in April 2011, just before the US presidential election, where they talked on the issues of jobs, youth and innovation in the United States.

Image Source: siasat.com
Image Source: siasat.com

Prime Minister Modi will be out on a visit from September 23 to 29, where will go to Ireland first and then fly to the US. His visit also includes addressing the UN general assembly and visiting the Google headquarters in the Silicon Valley.

The CEO of Facebook also mentioned his last meeting with PM Modi in India on his post and wrote, “I had the chance to visit Prime Minister Modi in India last year and it’s an honor to have the chance to host him here at Facebook.”

 

Feature image source: Economic Times

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