Texas Governor Abbott Has ‘historic' Meeting With Indian Prime Minister

NEW DELHI, India — Gov. Greg Abbott met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 1 hour, 5 minutes on Wednesday at Modi's official residence.Abbott later said the two leaders discussed numerous subjects, including defense, terrorism, energy, technology, trade and health care.The Republican governor called it a "historic meeting."In Modi's nearly four years in office, he had not met before Wednesday with a sitting U.S. governor, Abbott's office has said."I just got through with a historic meeting with Prime Minister Modi here in New Delhi, getting to visit about an array of topics," Abbott said at a gaggle with his traveling press pool, conducted across the road from the spacious grounds of Modi's residence. The complex was heavily fortified, and security was tight."Frankly, the conversation was historic in the sense of the length of time," Abbott said. "According to the diplomat in charge, it was the longest meeting that he'd had with a guest visitor from a foreign country like that."He was referring to Marykay L. Carson, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi."I was shocked" that Modi carved out so much time, Abbott said.Until early this week, Abbott's aides were unsure if the meeting would come off."You have a busy man who has a lot to do," Abbott said of Modi.  Continue reading...

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