Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg invites Modi to US
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg invites Modi to US

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg invites Modi to US

Modi urges people to share their questions on Facebook on the "Narendra Modi Mobile App"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Facebook headquarters in California, US, later this month, the social networking site's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Sunday.

"I am excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a Townhall Q&A. Prime Minister Modi and I will discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.

The prime minister is scheduled to be in the US September 23-28 during which he will attend meetings at the United Nations.

Modi thanked Zuckerberg on his facebook page for inviting him.

"I thank Mr. Mark Zuckerberg for the invite to visit the Facebook HQ. I look forward to the Townhall Q&A on 27th September at 10 pm IST," he wrote.

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

Stating that the event would be held on September 27, Zuckerberg invited Facebook users to ask questions by posting them in the comments section. "We'll try to get to as many as possible."

"I'll post the live video here and it will also be on Prime Minister Modi's page. I had the chance to visit Prime Minister Modi in India last year and it's an honour to have the chance to host him here at Facebook," he said.

"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," Modi wrote.

Image credits:

Narendra Modi By Narendra Modi [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Mark Zuckerberg By Guillaume Paumier (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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