Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first Indian PM in over a decade who will be hosted at the official guest house of the U.S. President Barack Obama.
Modi’s US visit starts on September 27 and he will be in Washington from September 29.
The guest house known as the Blair House has last hosted Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The official statement says “Built as a private home in 1824, Blair House has played an important role in nearly 190 years of American political, diplomatic and cultural history— from Andrew Jackson’s `Kitchen Cabinet’, to private chats with Abraham Lincoln, to Harry S Truman’s crucial leadership as World War II ended and the Cold War began”.
“Now, as then, U.S. Presidents continue to rely on Blair House as a significant foreign policy tool”, adds official information.