Prime Minister Modi, who reached Lisbon Portugal on the first leg of his three-nation tour earlier today, will also visit the Champalimaud Foundation here Lisbon known for its advanced biomedical research and clinical care.

Prime Minister Modi is the second Indian Prime Minister to visit Portugal.

"On the (H-1B) visas issue, there's no plans for that to come up specifically", a senior administration official told reporters ahead of Modi-Trump meeting at the White House on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa soon after arriving here on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the USA and the Netherlands.

His final stop will be at Netherlands on June 27 where he will have a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and meet Queen Maxima.

"Views on the political situation in different continents, China and Pakistan's relations, terrorism, situation in middle-east, and especially China's growing military influence from South China sea to Bay of Bengal, to the Indian ocean to Arabian sea, would be exchanged", he further said. White House officials dismissed suggestions that the administration has ignored India.

"I look forward to building a forward-looking vision for our partnership with the new administration in the United States under President Trump", Modi said.

Democrats battle GOP over under-wraps health care bill
The bill will be brought to the Senate floor once the CBO has assessed its cost and impact, "likely next week", McConnell said. Thune said "it's high time we turned the page on this failed Obamacare experiment".

"Some of the defence systems we're talking about we don't believe impact Pakistan", the official added.

A toilets charity has renamed a village in India by giving it the name of American President Donald Trump as part of its effort to raise money to improve hygiene conditions in rural communities in the country.

The two sides have stepped up efforts in recent weeks to get inter-agency clearance for the sale of the Guardian drone, made by California-based General Atomics. "You have effortlessly gelled with the culture of the country you have been", he said. Yoder said Congressional leaders are also waiting to see if money raised in campaign contributions for House elections could be put to use for security as well.

"This is an ongoing process, and we will continue to do it, as long as we continue to find skilled people".

A senior White House official said Friday that the U.S.is interested in providing India the kind of high technology it provides to its closest allies and defense partners.

The official hinted the visit will show "concrete examples" that India is a "major defence partner" - a reference to the Trump administration's decision to authorise the sale of 22 unarmed Guardian drones to India.

But there could be increased strains on trade issues.


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